Shikarpur shrine blast victim succumbs to injuries
Islamabad: The custodian of a Sufi shrine in Pakistan`s southern Sindh province on Monday succumbed to injuries sustained in a bomb attack last month.
Pir Hajjan Shah, the `gaddi nasheen` of Ghazi Ghulam Shah Mari Dargah, died in Patel Hospital in Karachi, the capital of Sindh.
Shah was admitted to the hospital after he was severely injured in the bomb attack at Shikarpur on February 25.
With his death, the toll in the attack rose to five.
The shrine was packed with visitors when a huge explosion ripped through it last month.
As news of Shah`s death spread through Shikarpur, his followers came out on the roads and organised mourning processions.
All bazars and business centres were closed down.
The Ghazi Ghulam Shah Mari Dargah was bombed just five days after Islamic scholar Sain Hussain Shah was targeted in another bomb attack at Jacobabad in Sindh.
Shah`s grandson was killed and 10 others were injured in that attack.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Like SAARC, should India boycott Pak in Heart of Asia conference?
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Panel discussion over Mamata Banerjee's false allegations on Indian Army for political gains
- Watch: Reports on final deal of M-777 tanks between India and America
- Gujarat businessman declares highest ever black money amount – Rs 13,000 crore!
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video
- Gujarat man who disclosed Rs 14,000 crore unaccounted wealth goes missing
- Rahul Dravid heaps praise on Virat Kohli, R Ashwin; calls duo modern cricket legends