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Sabika's funeral held in Huston-Body to arrive on Tuesday.

The funeral prayers for young Pakistani student Sabika sheikh were held in Huston –Karachi born exchange student in US who became the victim of yet another mas shooting in Texas during the Santa Fe massacre. The remains of Sabika will be flown back home later on Monday.

Sabika, Karachi teenager, was an exchange student studying in Santa Fe High School in Texas under US state department scholarship program. The funeral was held at a mosque in suburban Huston. Hundreds of people, including grief-stricken families of southwestern Texas, gathered to join the funeral, Mayor of Huston Sylvester Turner -including officials of the Pakistani Consulate in Houston, local members of the United States Congress, Sheila Jackson Lee who heads the Pakistani caucus in congress members of the Pakistani diaspora and students of Santa Fe High School.

Pakistan’s Counsel General Aisha Farooqui said “It is a very tragic situation, the whole community is very moved by this unfortunate event, the death of such a young and promising student,” 

Pakistan’s Ambassador Aizaz Chaudhary, expressing great grief and heartfelt condolences amid the tragic death of sabika spoke to her father and said “Our thoughts and prayers are with Sabika’s family and friends”. Mike pompeo US secretary of state in a similar message to Sabika’s family said that Sabika was in US “helping to build ties between the US and her native Pakistan”.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, accompanied by Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair, met Abdul Aziz Sheikh Father of the late Sabika and offered fateha for the departed soul. "Sabika was a brilliant student and the entire nation is saddened by her death," Abbasi said.

The prime minister said, "Extremism is not the problem of any single country or region, but the whole world is affected by it."

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