Pakistan delegation attends last rites of Atal Bihari Vajpayee


A four-member delegation from Pakistan will be attending the last rites of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday.

Caretaker law and information minister Ali Zafar, foreign office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal and other senior officials from the law ministry will represent Pakistan at Vajpayee’s funeral.

Caretaker law and information minister Ali Zafar represented Pakistan at the former Indian PM’s funeral. Zafar was accompanied by Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal, Dr. Fareeha Bugti and Director to Law Minister Daniyal Gilani. The delegation will return to Pakistan tonight.

Vajpayee, 93, had battled poor health for years and died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Thursday. His last rites will be performed at 4 pm at Smriti Sthal.


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