Sabika Sheikh, the Pakistani teenage exchange student who was shot dead in the Santa Fe, Texas massacre Friday evening, was “a very obedient child”, her father, Abdul Aziz, said as he tried to hold back tears while speaking to the media earlier today.
One of her class-fellows, George Lapadat from Hungary writes very emotional write-up about her:
The funeral prayers, scheduled by the Pakistani Consulate in Houston at Sugar Land’s Masjid Sabireen, will be separate from the one to be held in the teen’s hometown of Karachi, which her family, friends, and relatives will attend.
Pakistani Consulate officials, local members of the United States Congress, as well as other US officials are expected to attend the funeral.
Sheikh’s body was transferred to the Muslim Funeral Home in Masjid Hamza after Chief Medical Examiner Hafiz’s approval.
It would be sent back to her homeland, after necessary “legal procedures”, hopefully by Monday.
“We wish to send the body back to Pakistan as soon as possible.” Aisha Faroouqui, Counsel General Pakistan in Houston