MQM North America Offers “Funeral Prayers in Absentia” for Dr. Imran Farooq
Funeral Prayers were offered in 19 Cities of USA & Canada, Thousands Attend the Prayers


Communication & Media Cell, MQM USA; New York; November 05, 2010: After the funeral prayers offered in London MQM North America offered funeral prayers in absentia for the assassinated convener of MQM, the Martyr of Revolution Dr. Imran Farooq in 19 main cities of USA and Canada today. These funeral prayers were attended by the office-bearers, workers, and supporters of MQM North America, and the members of Pakistani community, as well as personal friends of Dr. Imran Farooq in large number. The cities where the funeral prayers were offered include New York City, Edison New Jersey, Washington DC, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Detroit, Saint Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco from USA and Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Edmonton from Canada. In Atlanta the funeral prayer was followed by special prayers by Maulana Ehtram-ul-Haque Thanvi. In Toronto the funeral prayer was led by Maulana Asif Qasmi. The people attending these funeral prayers in thousands, prayed for the respite of martyred Dr. Imran Farooq, and for the power to bear this great loss for the family of Dr. Imran Farooq, MQM workers worldwide, and for the leader of MQM Mr. Altaf Hussain. In the meantime, the Patron-in-Chief MQM North America Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui attended the funeral prayer in New York, whereas the Patron MQM North America Ibad Rehman attended in Washington DC, the Central Organizer MQM USA Kamal Zafar attended in Los Angels, the Central Organizer MQM Canada Iqbal Qamar attended in Toronto, and the members of the Central Organizing Committee MQM USA and Canada attended the funeral prayers in their native cities. The younger brother of Dr. Imran Farooq, Rehan Farooq attended the funeral prayer in Saint Louis. A delegation of MQM North USA led by a senior official of MQM USA from Chicago is representing MQM North America in the funeral of Dr. Imran Farooq in Karachi. At the point of the funeral prayers and the last journey of martyred Dr. Imran Farooq, the Patron MQM North America Ibad Rehman urged the workers of MQM to show resolve, restrain, discipline, and to follow the footprints of the martyr of revolution Dr. Imran Farooq whose life has been exemplary for the workers of the movement. According to an announcement made by MQM North America, telephonic conferences will be held throughout USA and Canada for the workers on this Sunday on the Soyem (the third day’s observation) of Dr. Imran Farooq to offer prayers for the assassinated convener of MQM.

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