KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced three-day mourning over the killing of prominent qawwal Amjad Sabri in a firing incident in Karachi.
In an emergency meeting, MQM’s Coordination Committee announced to mourn unfortunate death of Sabri and decided to hold all the political activities for three days in his honor.
It said that the black flags would be waved at all party offices and besides wearing black arm bands.
Amjad Sabri was shot dead by unknown terrorists in Liaquatabad on Wednesday afternoon.
Initial details of the attack suggest that four unidentified gunmen atop two motorcycles opened fire at his car.
Sabri was heading for the studio of a private television channel along with his brother Saleem Sabri to take part in the Iftari transmission when he was attacked. His brother got injured and his condition is stable, police said.
Amjad Sabri was son of the renowned qawwal of the sixties Ghulam Farid Sabri and the nephew of qawwali icon Maqbool Sabri who passed away in 2011.
Maqbool Sabri along with his brother, the late Ghulam Farid Sabri, formed a formidable qawwali group in the mid-50s and became known for their soul-stirring renditions of arifana kalam (mystic poetry).