Thousands have made their way to Karachi’s AKD Ground to attend the funeral prayers of singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed, who died in the ill-fated PK-661 plane crash earlier this month.
Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel is expected to lead Jamshed’s funeral prayers.
Law enforcement officials have been heavily deployed to the surrounding areas in DHA’s Phase-VIII for security purposes.
According to local media reports, senior navy and air force officers are attending the funeral.
After the prayers, Jamshed will be laid to rest at Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi in the Korangi Industrial Area.
The body of Jamshed’s wife, Nayha, who also died in the air crash was transported to Lahore for funeral prayers, DawnNews reported.
She will be laid to rest at Lahore’s Cavalry Ground graveyard, according to television reports.
Jamshed’s remains arrived in Karachi on Wednesday from Islamabad on board a C-130 plane.
“Along with the body, his elder brother Humayun Jamshed and some close family members and friends arrived here,” a family member told Dawn.
“The family has set the time of 1pm for people who want to attend the prayers. It’s not yet confirmed but Maulana Tariq Jameel is expected to lead the funeral prayers.”