KARACHI – At his funeral today, the late great philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi was honored by the government with a 19-gun salute, soon after his funeral prayers were concluded at the National Stadium.
As the state carriage leaves the stadium 19 guns salute begins- #state funeral Edhi Sahib
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Security for the thousands of people in attendance was provided by the Army, Rangers and other law enforcement agencies.
Abdul Sattar Edhi breathed his last at a hospital in the metropolitan city of Karachi late on Friday, after battling with a protracted illness.
After his official funeral ceremony was concluded, the renowned humanitarian’s coffin was moved to Edhi Village in Karachi for burial.