Wednesday, May 23, 2018|9 a.m.
KARACHI, Pakistan– Thousands of individuals in Karachi participated in the funeral Wednesday for a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange trainee who was eliminated in a mass shooting at a Texas high school.
Sabika Sheikh was among 10 trainees and personnel slain Friday at Santa Fe High School near Houston.
She was her household’s earliest kid and began classes at the high school last August. She had actually been planning to go back to Pakistan in a few weeks for Eid al-Fitr, the three-day holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Her tearful daddy, Abdul Aziz Sheikh, went to the Karachi airport to receive her body early Wednesday as it showed up in her home town.
Amongst the many mourners at a city mosque was the provincial guv.
“Before her death, she was just my daughter, but now she is the daughter of Pakistan, and it is only because of the love of people, who grieved her killing,” her daddy said.
After the casket was reduced into the ground, he stated her life and the lives of others would not be squandered if actions were considered more stringent weapon control in the whole world.
Sabika Sheikh stated she had actually hoped to one day sign up with Pakistan’s foreign service and end up being a diplomat.
At a funeral in Texas over the weekend, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said she continues to be a diplomat “since even in her death, she is pulling the relationships between Pakistan and the United States, particularly the Houston area, even better.”
Cops have said the 17-year-old suspect in the shooting utilized his father’s shotgun and.38-caliber handgun. The shooting reignited the dispute over gun control in the United States.
Pakistan requires weapon owners to be accredited, however the rules are improperly imposed, particularly in the tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan. Heavily equipped militant groups have performed ratings of attacks in the last few years, including at schools.