KARACHI: The body of 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, who was killed in a mass shooting at Texas high school, arrived in Karachi today.
As per details, a plane carrying Slain Pakistani exchange student’s body arrived Karachi Cargo Complex at 03:40am, where family and officials from Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) received the body of teenager. A guard of honour was given to the dead on the premises of the Airport by ASF.
Consul General United States to Karachi, family members, friends, relatives and a large number of locals gathered at airport to receive the body of Karachi teenager which was brought by an international flight TK 708.
According to the family sources, her funeral will be held Wednesday morning, 9am, at the Hakim Saeed Ground in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.
Sabika, a Karachi teenager, was among 10 students gunned down on Friday inside school in US city of Houston by classmate, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, armed with a shotgun and a revolver.
She was studying at Santa Fe High School in Texas under an exchange program facilitated by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program.
Before departure for Karachi, on Sunday, hundreds of people attended the funeral prayers of a Pakistani slain student in Houston.
Mayor of Houston, Pakistani diplomats, local members of the United States Congress, other US officials and a large number of students attended the somber ceremony took place at an Islamic center in the Texas town of Stafford.
Sabika was the eldest of four siblings. She had left Pakistan in August 2017 and was planned to return home in a few weeks for Eid-ul-Fitr.