Ali Zafar attends last rites of Vajpayee

Staff Reporter

A four-member delegation from Pakistan attended last rites of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on Friday.
Caretaker law and information minister Ali Zafar represented Pakistan at the former Indian PM’s funeral. Zafar was accompanied by Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal, Dr Fareeha Bugti and Director to Law Minister Daniyal Gilani.
Other foreign dignitaries, who paid their last respects to Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal, included Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai, Sri Lanka acting Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella, King of Bhutan and others.
Vajpayee, who died aged 93, was cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal in Delhi, Indian media reported.
The former premier had battled poor health for years but his condition had deteriorated sharply in recent days, with doctors placing him on life support.

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