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Pakistan

Web Desk
June 19, 2019

Pakistan parliament offers prayers for Mohamed Morsi

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Jun 19, 2019

Islamabad: Lower chamber of Pakistani parliament on Wednesday offered Fateha (prayers) for the former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi who died on Sunday.

The prayers   were led by  Molana Abdul Akbar Chitrali on the request of a lawmaker in the National Assembly.

Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto , were also present during the session during which the prayers were offered .

The first elected president of Egypt  died  at a hospital after he collapsed in a court. Morsi died  years after being ousted by his defence minister and now president of the country Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Since Morsi´s overthrow on July 3, 2013, Sisi, has waged an ongoing crackdown that has seen thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed and hundreds facing death sentences.