KARACHI: Funeral prayers of singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed, who was killed in the PK-661 air crash last week, will be held in Karachi at AKD Ground, DHA Phase 8, after Zuhr today (Thursday).

The funeral was scheduled to be held at Moin Khan Academy but the venue was changed to AKD Ground earlier today. Heavy contingents of Rangers and police have been deployed at the venue.

Jamshed’s body was identified through facial X-ray and dental history on December 12, 2016, six days after the fateful plane crash.

Body of Nahya Jamshed, his wife, has been transferred to CMH Lahore, according to brother-in-law Dr. Faisal. Her funeral prayers will be offered in a mosque near her residence in Askari 10.

She will be buried in Cavalry Ground graveyard, while a Rasm-e-Qul will be held in Islamabad.

Nahya’s remains were handed over to her mother on December 12. Remains of Junaid Jamshed were delivered to his brother Humayun Jamshed yesterday.

Junaid Jamshed and his wife were among the 47 killed in the unfortunate PIA PK-661 crash near Havelian on Wednesday, Dec 7. Authorities have begun an investigation, which will be done in collaboration with experts from French-Italian aircraft company ATR.