Lahore: Well-known religious scholar and Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith leader Maulana Moeenuddin Lakhvi has died after a protracted illness at the age of 93.
Lakhvi, who had been bed-ridden for the past seven years, died yesterday.
He is survived by three sons and four daughters. His father, Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Ali Madni, had served at the Masjid-e-Nabvi at Madina for 36 years.
He was buried at Tara Singh village near Deepalpur in Okara district, 100 km from Lahore, in the presence of a large number of people.
Prominent figures who attended his funeral prayers included Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, and lawmakers Sajid Mirand and Chaudhry Sajjadul Hasan.