Body of drowned JI leader still missing

KARACHI: The body of the Jammat-e-Islami leader presumed drowned while saving a student is yet to be found.

A tall, strong and imposing man, willing to do anything in the name of humanity, Naib Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi chapter Nasrullah Shaji, lived like a brave man and died like a hero, said his friends adding he even did not care about his own life to save other’s. His kids would still be looking for a miracle but rarely it happen after such a long time.

It is going to be around a week since Shaji has been missing in river Kunhar in Balakot, Mansehra, while rescuing a school boy on June 02.

His friends in Karachi were gripped with shock and awe right after hearing the news. Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh Dr Mirajul Huda Siddiqui narrated the story and said that a school child, Sufyan of 10th grade, began drowning in the fast flowing river and Shaji dived after him to save his life, however, unfortunately, both of them were lost.

Siddiqui said that the incident shows how brave, loving and caring man he was.

Shaji was also a principal of Usman Public School, which has a large network spread throughout Karachi, and had brought his students on Pakistan tour for educational purpose in Mansehra.

Ameer Jamat e Islami Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman said that rescue team, members of Al-Khidmat Foundation and Army personnel have been searching for both the missing persons in the river and around. “We still hope for a miracle,” he prayed.

Naeem said that he was like a brother for him, they had spent decades along. He was a hard-working person and representative of humanity. When he was made nazim of the Karachi University it was a very difficult time for the party. He also proved his skills when he was a member of provincial assembly.

Shaji has left behind three children, aged from 5 to 10, including a girl. Shaji had also represented his party in Sindh Assembly.

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