Gatherings were held throughout the country for offering fateha and recitation of the Holy Quran
The second death anniversary of the martyred convener of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Dr Imran Farooq was held today with reverence. Gatherings were held by the MQM throughout Pakistan for offering fateha and recitation of the Holy Quran in order to pay homage to the late leader.
The main gathering was held in Lal Qila Ground Azizabad. Dr Farooq’s parents Muhammad Farooq and Begum Raisa Farooq, his sisters and other family members were also present on the occasion.
Deputy Conveners of the Co-ordination Committee Dr Muhammad Farooq Sattar, Mr Anis Ahmed Qaimkhani, Mrs Nasrin Jalil, other members of the committee, MNAs, MPAs, office-bearers of various wings and sectors and a large number of sympathizers also attended the gathering to pay tribute to Dr Farooq.
Noted religious scholar Maulana Asad Deobandi offered special prayer for the divine blessings of the soul of Dr Farooq. He also prayed for the security and integrity of the country and long life of Mr Altaf Hussain.
Similar gatherings were also held in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Badin, Larkana, Naushehroferoze, Dadu, Ghotki, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allehyar, Umarkot, Qambar, Shahdadkot, Kashmore, Khairpur, Thatta, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Jamshoro.
In the Punjab the gatherings for fateha were held in Lahore and Multan. Gatherings were held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Azad Kashmir as well.
Earlier members of the Co-ordination Committee Mr Wasay Jalil and Mr Salim Tajik visited the grave of Dr Farooq and offered fateha. They also laid floral wreath on behalf of Mr Altaf Hussain.
Talking to the media persons after the fateha Dr Sattar said that the sacrifices of Dr Farooq would always be remembered. He paid rich tributes to Dr Farooq and thanked the people who had come to honour him and pray for him.