Zafar Baloch’s funeral held as Lyrai shuts to mourn

KARACHI: Funeral prayers of Zafar Baloch, a key figure of outlawed Peoples Amn Committee shot dead late on Wednesday in Lyari, were offered here Thursday as the old city area remained shut to mourn his death amid tension.

Baloch was gunned down by unknown attackers on motorcycles in Lyari, one of Karachi’s oldest localities, afflicted by gang war and criminal activities.

Tension and fear gripped the city’s south district, particularly Lyari and its surrounded areas, following the killing of Baloch.

Thousands of people attended Baloch’s funerals in Lyari’s football ground this morning. He will be laid to rest in Mewa Shah graveyard.