Last Qawali of Amjad Sabri in Shan-e-Ramzaan Transmission
شاید کل امجد صابری کو معلوم ہوگیا تھا وہ فوت ہونے والے ہیں ؟دیکھیں کل کیسی قوالی گائی وسیم بادامی نے دکھادی،ہر آنکھ سوگوار
Pakistan is mourning one of its most famous singers, Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead in Karachi by militants. Thousands paid their respects, throwing rose petals over an ambulance carrying his coffin. A faction of the Pakistan Taliban claimed Wednesday’s attack.
Sabri performed Qawwali devotional music from the Sufi tradition, an Islamic practice opposed by extremists. He will be laid to rest in Paposhnagar Graveyard next to his father, Qawwali legend Ghulam Farid Sabri. There were demonstrations overnight in Lahore and Islamabad, condemning the killing of Sabri. He died after two gunmen fired on his car in the busy Liaqatabad area of the city. A relative in the vehicle was also injured.
Sufism, a tolerant, mystical practice of Islam, has millions of followers in Pakistan but is opposed by extremists. The Pakistan Taliban have been blamed for previous assaults on targets linked to Sufi Islam, although this is the first such attack in several years.