KARACHI: The dead body of Dr. Imran Farooq has been shifted to Jinnah Ground where his funeral prayers are scheduled to take place at 1:30pm.
Dr. Imran Farooq's body was escorted to his residence in Sharifabad from Karachi airport amid a security convoy comprising of dozens of police and rangers mobiles.
The convoy was led by former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal.
Senior MQM leadership and Interior Minister Rehman Malik received the body at the airport.
Stringent security measures have been taken in the metropolis on this occasion.
Police officials say that more than 5, 000 security personnel and specialist shooters have been stationed across the city.
The city is wearing a deserted look as both public and private vehicles remain off the roads.
A large number of MQM leaders, activists and supporters are present at the Jinnah Ground to attend Dr. Imran’s funeral.
He will be laid to rest at the Martrys’ Graveyard in Yasinabad.
It may be mentioned here that Dr. Imran Farooq was stabbed to death outside his house in London last month.