Absentia funeral prayers for Peshawar victims

 Funeral prayers for the victims of the Army Public School in Peshawar were held Wednesday at various places in Pakistan, including Peshawar Corps Headquarters, media reported.

Islamabad: Funeral prayers for the victims of the Army Public School in Peshawar were held Wednesday at various places in Pakistan, including Peshawar Corps Headquarters, media reported.

The funeral prayer at Corps Headquarters was attended by the army chief, General Raheel Sharif, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar, reported Geo TV.

The country began a three-day mourning Wednesday for the 148 people, including 132 children, killed by militants in one of the deadliest ever terror attacks in the country.

However, funeral and burial process is going on in respective places of victims and the prayer will be held later Wednesday by an all-party delegation in Peshawar, at which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and all party leaders will take part.

All government schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will remain closed for three days.

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