Junaid Jamshed laid to rest in Karachi

Published: December 15, 2016
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Men carry the coffin of Junaid Jamshed, wrapped in the national flag, during his funeral in Karachi, December 15, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Men carry the coffin of Junaid Jamshed, wrapped in the national flag, during his funeral in Karachi, December 15, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed was laid to rest at Karachi’s Jamia Darul Uloom in Korangi Industrial Area on Thursday.

His funeral prayers, led by religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel, were offered at Moin Khan Academy in the city at 2pm. “I cannot believe that Junaid is no longer with us,” said Jamil.

Junaid was travelling from Chitral to Islamabad in flight PK-661 when the aircraft crashed near Abbottabad, killing all 48 people on board on December 7.

Heavy contingent of police and Rangers were deployed around the area for security purposes.

PK-661 crash: Junaid Jamshed’s body identified

People gather at Moin Khan Academy ahead of funeral prayers. PHOTO: ZORAL NAIK

Junaid Jamshed’s body arrives at Moin Khan Academy. AN EXPRESS NEWS SCREENGRAB

Junaid’s body was identified by forensic experts through dental history and face x-ray on Monday.

Former cricketer Saeed Anwar and MQM leader Farooq Sattar, along with thousands of well-wishers gathered to pay their respects to Junaid. Meanwhile, funeral prayers for Junaid’s wife, Neha, were offered in Lahore.

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Junaid’s funeral prayers were also offered at Noor Khan Airbase on Wednesday evening.

Earlier, the televangelist’s brother Humayun Jamshed and mentor Maulana Tariq Jameel received the body from the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad.

Zuhr prayers offered ahead of funeral prayers. PHOTO: ZORAL NAIK

Junaid Jamshed’s legacy lives on

According to the airline, the plane was an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, which lost contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at Islamabad’s Benazir International Airport en route from Chitral.

Born in Karachi in 1964, Jamshed shot to fame in the late 1980s as lead singer of the boy band ‘Vital Signs’, where his dashing looks and brooding vocals made him a style icon and heart-throb for a generation emerging from the rule of military dictator Ziaul Haq.

Many of his biggest fans turned to critics however, when in the early 2000s Jamshed left his career in pop to become a member of the Tableeghi Jamaaat.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Logitech
    Dec 15, 2016 - 3:39PM

    Allahhhh oakbarrrrRecommend

  • Munib
    Dec 15, 2016 - 6:36PM

    90% were Tableeghiz
    Though JJ is still our heroRecommend

  • Danish
    Dec 15, 2016 - 8:06PM

    @Munib:
    Does it matter who they were? . They were all muslims. Please stop promoting this hatred and divide! Recommend

  • Shahbaz
    Dec 15, 2016 - 10:34PM

    May ALLAH PAK rest his soul in heaven.He was the great hero of PakistanRecommend

  • Laila
    Dec 15, 2016 - 11:10PM

    May Allah give junaid bhai high rank in jannah AameenRecommend

  • siraj ul haq
    Dec 16, 2016 - 8:28AM

    Allah rest his soul in peace. Allah bless all people who died in this air crach. If Junaid Jamshiad can turned his life. We must follow his courge determination & devotion.Recommend

  • fazlurahman
    Dec 16, 2016 - 8:55AM

    v can do nothijunaid’soul the nature but pray for junaid’soul to b remained in peace in janna,Recommend

  • kaka supoi
    Dec 16, 2016 - 10:26AM

    Khudah Hafiz bhaiRecommend

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