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Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani attended the funeral of Muhammad Ali in Louisville, Kentucky


Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani attended the funeral of Muhammad Ali in Louisville, Kentucky.

He offered rich tribute to late Muhammad Ali on behalf of the Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and offered prayers for the departed soul and his family. He also laid a floral wreath to honor Ali, who was regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.

Ambassador Jilani offered condolences to the family of late Muhammad Ali and conveyed message of goodwill and sympathy from the Government and people of Pakistan.

While paying homage to the departed soul he also recalled Ali's huge contributions as a peace activist and as a spectacular sportsman. He also eulogized Ali for his role as an active public figure, philanthropist who remained dedicated to his faith and humanitarian beliefs throughout his life. He underscored that Ali's charisma and conviction continued to inspire and unite millions of people around the world.

Ambassador Jilani noted that Muhammad Ali was a great sports Ambassador, a greater human being and an inspiring Muslim in the United States history. He was loved and admired by Pakistanis as one of their own. Ali had visited Pakistan at the peak of his career. Fond memories of his visit were still cherished by the people of Pakistan.

Thousands of people, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and members of Pakistani-American community joined the funeral prayers in Louisville Kentucky.

On this occasion, Ambassador Jilani also met with Turkish President who conveyed his good wishes for the Prime Minister and people of Pakistan.

Consul General of Pakistan in New York also participated in the event.


June 09, 2016
Washington DC




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