RAWALPINDI: Former foreign minister Sahibzada Yaqub Khan was laid to rest in the Army Graveyard at Race Course on Tuesday morning.

He died on Monday night in Islamabad, leaving behind his wife and two sons.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and senior army officers attended the funeral prayers of the late foreign minister.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lauded the services of Sahib­zada Yaqub Khan for the country as a seasoned and refined diplomat during his postings at Pakistan’s important missions. He prayed to Almighty Allah to grant eternal peace to the departed veteran diplomat and patience and forbearance to the bereaved family.

Adviser to the Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry visited the residence of the Sahibzada in Islamabad and offered condolences to his wife and sons.

They also expressed condolences on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Published in Dawn, January 27th, 2016

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