AT-KABUL: The ex-President Hamid Karzai along with religious scholars, tribal elders and influential figures from across the country offered Fatiha for the departed soul of Azizullah Wasifi, a prominent national, political, social and culture figure, on Thursday at Kherqa Sharif mosque in Kandahar province.
Hamid Karzai extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the deceased soul in the eternal peace.
After the praying ceremony, a condolence session with participation of late Wasifi’s family, tribal elders from Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces as well as the delegation arrived from Kabul was organized at the Arg Palace of Kandahar.
Talking on the occasion, the ex-President Hamid Karzai shed light on personality of Wasifi, a celebrated national figure. He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the soul of the deceased in the eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss with fortitude.
“Participation of respected personalities from across the country in the praying ceremony indicates our national unity,” Karzai said.
This Fatiha ceremony was attended by national and political figure Muhammad Yunus Qanuni, Jihadi leader Hajji Din Muhammad, the former head of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) Muhammad Arif Sarwari, the former foreign minister Zarar Ahmad Usmani, the presidential runner in 2014 election Zalmai Rasoul, the former minister of borders and tribal affairs Akram Khpalwak, the former Kabul governor Abdul Jabar Taqwa, religious scholar Maulvi Jura, the Chairman of National Mobilization Party Sadeq Mudaber, Amanullah Zadran, the grandson of Baba-e-Melat (Zahir Shah) Nadir Naeem, and scores of other notables from Uruzgan, Faryab, Paktika, Ghazni, Khost, Nangarhar, and Laghman provinces.
Later, the former Vice President, Muhammad Yunus Qanuni, shed light on political personality, struggles and national ideology of late Wasifi. “I want to thank the national leader, Hamid Karzai, for paving the ground for nobles from across the country to take part in this praying ceremony,” Qanuni added.
Hajji Din Muhammad, a prominent Jihadi figure, extended his condolences to the bereaved family and said: “Yesterday, the leader of the national unity government, Ashraf Ghani, telephoned me and asked me to attend the Fatiha along with other elders and I told him that national leader Hamid Karzai has taken preparations for the praying ceremony and he has asked me to attended. I told him that I along with the national leader Karzai and other elders going to Kandahar to attend the ceremony and I will also extend your condolences.”
At the end of the session, the eldest son of late Wasifi, Ezatullah Wasifi, thanked the national leader Hamid Karzai and other participants of the session particularly Muhammad Yunus Qanuni and other elders.