Peshawar, September 03 (KMS): Funeral prayers in absentia were offered for the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, in different parts of the provincial capital and elsewhere in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The district chapter of Jamaat-e-Islami organized a funeral prayer at the Cantt Railway Station, Peshawar.
The Acting provincial president of the party, Inayatullah Khan and district president, Ateequr Rahman and others attended the funeral.
The JI leaders also spoke on the occasion and paid homage to Syed Ali Gilani for his lifetime services for the Kashmir cause.
The students of the University of Peshawar arranged another funeral prayer on the campus. President of Islami Jamiat Talaba, Shafiqur Rahman, led the prayers.
The funeral in absentia was also held at Ahyaul Uloom, Balambat in Timergara. Maulana Hidayatullah led the prayer, which was attended by hundreds of people from all walks of life.
Addressing on the occasion, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Lower Dir head and former MPA Aizazul Mulk Afkari, said Syed Ali Gilani was a ray of hope for the oppressed people all over the world who spent several years of his life in Indian jails for the great cause of freedom.
Syed Ali Gilani was a true Pakistani though he did not possess a Pakistani passport, he added.