Sabika Sheikh’s funeral prayers offered in Karachi

Sabika Sheikh’s funeral prayers offered in Karachi

Karachi (Web Desk): The funeral prayers of Sabika Sheikh, the girl who lost her life in Texas’s Santa Fe High School shooting, offered on Wednesday.


The flight carrying her dead body, reached Karachi earlier today.

The funeral was held in Hakeem Saeef Ground and the deceased would be laid to rest in Azeempura Graveyard, according to Sheikh’s uncle, Abdul Jaleel Sheikh.

According to details, Sabika, a Karachi teenager, was among 10 students soot dead inside a Texas high school in US city of Houston on Friday by a classmate, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, armed with a shotgun and a revolver.

The Pakistani student identified as Sabika Sheikh who was studying at the school under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme since August 2017.

On Sunday, hundreds of people attended the funeral prayers of a Pakistani slain student in Houston.

Mayor of Houston, Pakistani diplomats, local members of the United States Congress, other US officials and a large number of students attended the somber ceremony took place at an Islamic center in the Texas town of Stafford.

Sabika was the oldest of four children, had left Pakistan last August and was expected to return home in a few weeks for Eidul Fitr.