Renowned cleric Rafi Usmani laid to rest.

KARACHI -- Thousands of people from all segments of society attended the funeral prayers of renowned religious scholar Mufti Muhammad Rafi Usmani at Darul Uloom Karachi in the Korangi area on Sunday morning.

The funeral prayers were led by his younger brother and Wifaqul Madaris president Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani. A number of political leaders, senior government officials, media persons and notables attended his last rites.

He was later laid to rest at a small cemetery in the same place close to his father Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani's grave.

Prominent among those who attended the funeral were chief of his own faction of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori, Jamaat-i-Islami Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, Pak Sarzameen Party's Syed Mustafa Kamal and Anis Kaimkhani, Rauf Siddiqui of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, WafaAqul Madaris Al Arabiya Pakistan's General SecreAtary Qari Mohammad Hanif Jalandhri, Maulana Anwarul Haq Haqqani and Maulana Syed Suleiman Banori.

Mufti Rafi Usmani died on Friday night in the metropolis...

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