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Masses honour slain Sabri

SWELL OF GRIEF: The ambulance carrying the body of Amjad Sabri (inset, below) is encircled

By: Eastern Eye Staff

SUNNI AND SHI’ITE MOURNERS UNITED AT FUNERAL OF SUFI MUSICIAN THOUSANDS of Pakistanis last Thursday (23) thronged the streets of Karachi to attend the funeral of one of the country’s best-knownSufi musicians, who was gunned down a day earlier in what police called an “act of terror”. The funeral prayers for Amjad Sabri, which were held on the city’s major Ibn-e-Sinathorough- fare, brought together large numbers of both Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims, with many praising his devotional music, humble lifestyle and charity work. He was shot dead by two gun- men riding a motorcycle last Wednesday (22) as he drove…

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