Thousands attended funeral prayers for singer-turned-preacher Junaid Jamshed, who was killed in the PK-661 air crash last week, after which he was laid to rest at Darul Uloom Korangi in Karachi amid tears and sobs.

The prayers led by religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel were held at AKD Ground, DHA Phase 8, after Zuhr on Thursday (today) amid strict security.

Before prayers, Maulana Tariq Jameel addressed the crowd, and spoke at length about how unexpected life is.

People from all walks of life attended the funeral, including politicians Dr Farooq Sattar and Najmi Alam, showbiz personalities Saud, Faakhir and Aijaz Aslam and cricketers Muhammad Hafeez and Muhammad Yousuf.

The singer-turned-preacher was laid to rest at Darul-Uloom, Korangi area. His body was wrapped in the national flag.