Thousands turn out to participate in the funeral prayer of the former chief justice Balochistan High Court Muhammad Noor Maskanzai

Mir Salam Jogezai:

The funeral prayer of Muhammad Noor Maskanzai, the former Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) was offered in Kharan on Saturday. The former top judge of Balochistan was killed in a firing incident outside a mosque in Kharan on Friday evening.

Maskanzai succumbed to injuries on his way to the hospital after the attack.

A large number of people participated in the funeral prayer of the former CJ BHC. The prominent among those who participated in the funeral prayer were Sanaullan Baloch, the Balochistan National Party (BNP) memberĀ  provincial assembly, Commissioner Rakhshan Division, Saifullah Khetran, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Nazeer Kurd and other high-level civil and military officers.

The funeral prayer was offered at the Shaheed Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti Football Stadium. Political leaders, tribal elders, and people belonging to various walks of life participated in the funeral.

Chief Justice BHC, Mr. Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan and other judges also visited Kharan and offered fateha for the departed soul. They said that Justice (R) Maskanzai had played a key role in the strengthening of the judicial system in Balochistan and the country.

The Kharan administration had adopted strict security measures to maintain a law and order situation during the funeral prayer. Police, levies, and frontier corps personnel were deployed at the stadium where the funeral prayer was offered.

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