PTI leader Naeemul Haque’s funeral prayers offered in Karachi

PTI leader Naeemul Haque’s funeral prayers were held after Asr prayers at Masjid Aisha, Khayaban-e-Ittehad in Karachi’s DHA on Sunday.

The prayers were attended by PTI leaders and government officials, including Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar. Office bearers of PTI’s Karachi chapter also attended the funeral.

Government officials and PTI leaders, including Interior Minister Ejaz Shah and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan and Deputy National Assembly Speaker Qasim Suri, had gathered at party stalwart Naeemul Haque’s residence ahead of his funeral prayers.

“We will not let his (Haque’s) cause die. PTI will keep his vision alive,” the SAPM vowed.

Haque, who was one of the founders of PTI, passed away on Saturday after battling cancer. He was 70.

Haque was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago but over the past few months, his health had started to deteriorate. He was moved to a hospital in Karachi during the first half of the day after his condition further destabilised.

PTI’s Karachi chapter has announced three days of mourning following the leader’s demise.