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DEAD BODIES OF DECEASED PAKISTANI STUDENTS AZHAR IQBAL AND MOHSIN RAZA TRANSPORTED TO PAKISTAN ON 31 DECEMBER 2013 BY GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN (HIGH COMMISSION CANBERRA AND CONSULATE GENERAL SYD
SYDNEY, 31 DECEMBER 2013: Alhamdulillhah, the funeral prayers of both the Pakistani students, who expired in the fatal road accident on New Castle-Sydney Motorway (M1) in Australia on 26 December 2013, were performed TODAY (Tuesday, 31 December 2013) in Sydney on 31 December 2013, as per religious sensitivities of each deceased, after obtaining consent of their families.
The Janazah Namaz of deceased Azhar Iqbal was held in Lakemba Masjid Sydney at 1 pm while the funeral prayer of deceased Mohsin Raza was held in Al Zahra Masjid Arncliffe Sydney at 2 pm.
Mr. Abdul Aziz Uqaili, Consul General Pakistan in Sydney, Sardar Balakh Sher Khosa, CWA, other staff of the Consulate General, community leaders and members of Pakistani / Muslim community, friends and relatives of the deceased, participated in both the Janazah prayers. His Excellency Abdul Malik Abdullah, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Canberra supervised the entire proceedings and offered his condolences to the bereaved families.
The Funeral Director handed over the dead bodies to Emirates Airlines for their transportation to Pakistan TONIGHT as per details given below:
i) Mr. Mohsin Raza S/O. Muneer Hussain from Kamalia District Toba Tek Singh ITINERARY: EK413 / 31 DEC 2013 SYD-DXB 2145 – 0545 (01 JAN 2014) EK622/ O1 JAN 2014 DXB-LHE 2240– 0140 (02 JAN 2014)
ii) Mr. Azhar Iqbal S/O. Muhammad Iqbal District Karachi. ITINERARY: EK413 / 31 DEC 2013 SYD-DXB 2145 – 0545 (01 JAN 2014) EK600 / O1 JAN 2014 DXB-KHI 0800 – 1055 (01 JAN 2014)
Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has assigned the responsibility to its Regional Chiefs in Karachi and Lahore to arrange the vehicle / ambulance at OFP expense, receive the dead bodies and transport them to the funeral place / home of the deceased in Karachi / Kamalia (Distt. Toba Tek Singh) in coordination with the respective bereaved families.
It is expected that after funeral prayer of Azhar Iqbal in Karachi on 1 January 2014 and Janazah Namaz of Mohsin Raza in Kamalia on 2 January 2014, they will be buried and laid to rest by the respective families.
May Allah rest the departed souls in eternal peace in Jannat ul Firdaus and give patience to the bereaved families who lost their beloved ones in the fatal road accident. Let us recite Surah Fateha once, Surah Ikhlas thrice and Darood Shareef once for the Maghferat of the deceased.
Abdul Aziz Uqaili
Level 7, 32 Martin Place,
Sydney CBD, NSW 2000, Australia.
Phone: +61 2 9222 1809 - Fax: +61 2 9222 1824
Email: Cg@pakistan.org.au - Web: www.pakistan.org.au
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