Haji Razaq buried under tears, funeral prayers offered in London, Karachi

LONDON/KARACHI: Haji Abdul Razaq Yaqoob, the founding Chairman of ARY Television Network was buried with wet eyes and heavy hearts by his relatives and well-wishers at Society Grave-yard Karachi. Before leaving for Karachi the body of deceased was laid in Jamia Islamic Ghausia Luton for last view where thousands of his near and dear ones see the last glimpse of deceased.

Funeral prayers of Haji Razaq was offered in Luton which led by Qazi Abdul Rasheed Chishti, while brothers of deceased Haji Iqbal, Haji Jan Muhammad, and Haji Rauf, Salman Iqbal CEO ARY and Fayaz Ghafoor were present. Prominent community leaders including Lord Nazir Ahmed, Lord Qurban Hussain, Iqbal Sakrani, Mayor Walthamstow Councilor Nadeem Ali, former Mayor Walthamstow Councilor Liaqat Ali, Chairman Pakistan Center Tariq Dar, former President UK-PCCI Naheed Randhawa, Minister Welfare of Pakistan High Commission Salis Raza Kayani, Press Minister of PHC Muneer Ahmed, former Minister Ansar Barni, Chairman Minhaj ul Quran Youth Raheeq Abbasi, Dawood Mashhadi, Acting President Pakistan Journalist Association Tahir Chaudhry, General Secretary Wajahat Ali, Secretary General UK-PPC Azhar Javed, Senior Vice President Mobeen Chaudhry, Vice President Shaukat Dar and many other community leaders and people from all walks of life participated in funeral prayers.

After arrival of body in Karachi relatives and important personalities and notables were present at Airport to receive the body. The funeral prayer was led by Mufti Muneeb ur Rehman and besides family members and loved ones the funeral prayer was also attended by provincial ministers, legislators, business leaders, politicians and civil society activists participated in the funeral.

Special security arrangements were made in Karachi due to heavy rush of people.

Meanwhile, special Quran Khwani was arranged at the shrine of Hazrat Nizam ud Din Aulia by caretaker Syed Ghulam Nizam Chishti Nizami. He said demise of Haji Razaq is a big loss to Muslim Ummah. He said Haji Razaq was a true lover of Hazrat Nizam ud Din.