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Thousands rally at funeral in Syria

NICOSIA – Thousands of Syrians on Saturday attended the funeral of a man killed in the northwestern city of Banias, while some 2,000 women staged a separate rally in his honour, witnesses and activists said.
The mourners chanted slogans in favor of greater freedoms, against the ruling Baath party, in power since 1963, and some also called for an end to the regime, the sources told AFP. Osama al-Shikha, 40, died from his wounds after being shot on April 10 when witnesses said

Syrian forces fire at mourners after mass funeral

AMMAN – Syrian security forces opened fire on mourners near a mosque in the flashpoint city of Deraa after a mass funeral for pro-democracy protesters, two witnesses said on Saturday.
Security forces used live ammunition and tear gas to disperse thousands of people who were chanting freedom slogans after assembling near the old Omari mosque in the old quarter of the city, near the border with Jordan, the witnesses said. Dozens of people have been killed in a wave of protests

Two in a row – Suicide bomber targets Peshawar funeral, 36 dead

PESHAWAR – At least 36 people were killed and more than 50 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral in Adezai village on the Peshawar-Kohat Road on Wednesday. The attack was the second in the country in as many days, following Tuesday’s car bombing near the office of the Inter-Services Intelligence in Faisalabad. Police said that the explosion took place when around 300 people were preparing to offer funeral prayers for a relative of an active member of the Adezai

Relatives grieve as funeral held – Families demand justice

LAHORE – The funeral of the three young men, two of whom were shot and one run over by American ‘officials’ on Thursday noon was held in their respective localities on Friday. The families of Faizan Haider and Faheem Shamshad, who were gunned down by American official Raymond Davis in Qartaba Chowk, lodged protests on Friday claiming police officials were pressing them to withdraw the cases.
On Friday, Lahore Police handed Faizan and Faheem’s bodies to their heirs after

Policemen have their funeral, but clues still elude investigators

LAHORE – The funeral prayers of three policemen of Mujahid Force squad who lost their lives in the bomb explosion yesterday were offered at Police Line Qila Gujjar Singh on Wednesday.
CM Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Governor Punjab Latif Khosa and several high officials including the Police IG attended the funeral prayers of policemen Haji Nazir (Chuhng), Shahbaz (Iqbal Town) and Allah Ditta who lost their lives during the Lohari Gate suicide attack on Tuesday evening.

AMPL general secretary’s father’s funeral held

LAHORE – All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) London General Secretary Ifzaal Siddiqui’s father passed away owing to a heart attack on Thursday morning. The funeral prayer was held in a ground in G block, Johar Town.
APML President Gen Pervez Musharraf paid his condolence over the phone to the deceased’s family. Funeral was attended by APML Chief Coordinator Shahbaz Hussain, APML Media Adviser Fawad Hussain, Hafiz Ghulam Mohiyuddin, Rana Mobashir Ahmad, Fawad Khalid, Saad Malik,

Group sticks to its decree on attending Taseer’s funeral

LAHORE – The Jamiat Ahle-e-Sunnat on Thursday said that it sticks to its decree against offering former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s funeral. Addressing party workers in the Pegham-e-Hussain Conference at Alhamra, JAP chief Riaz Hussain said, “The West conspires to distort our faith by using aid as a tool but the Ahl-e-Sunnat will not succumb to such tactics. We advised our members to stay away from funeral of the desecrator because Islam advised us to do so. Our party fully

Salmaan’s funeral today

LAHORE – Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer’s funeral, who was assassinated by his own security guard on Tuesday, will be held today (Wednesday) at the Governor’s House at 1pm. Afterwards, the slain governor would be buried at the Cavalry Grounds graveyard near his private residence.
According to sources, Taseer’s arch-political rivals including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif are expected to attend his funeral.