Kashmiris offer funeral prayer for son of legendary poet Iqbal


Dozens of people in Srinagar on Saturday offered funeral prayers in absentia for Javed Iqbal, son of celebrated Urdu poet Muhammad Iqbal, who died in Pakistan.

Locals led by Jammu and Kashmir liberation front chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik offered the prayers in uptown Maisuma area.

A former judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Javed Iqbal, 90, passed away in Lahore on Saturday. Waleed Iqbal, son of Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, confirmed the death of his father, saying that he passed away at around 8 am on Saturday.

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal served as a senior justice at the Supreme court of Pakistan and previously as the chief justice of the Lahore high court. The ancestors of philosopher poet Iqbal belonged to Jammu and Kashmir.

The former justice was under treatment for cancer at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore.

Iqbal is survived by his two sons Waleed and Munib Iqbal and wife Justice (retd) Nasira Iqbal — a former LHC judge.