SAN FRANCISCO, March 19: A Pakistani-American soldier Azhar Ali, who was killed in Iraq, was buried in Flushing, bringing and end to two-week ordeal of his Pakistani family who said they had problems entering the US. Spc Azhar Ali, 27, was killed instantly when a roadside bomb exploded near Humvee outside Baghdad on March 2. Ali’s parents in Pakistan did not know until late last week that their son had been killed. Funeral services were held on Friday at the Jamaica Muslim Centre. The deceased had graduated from John Bowne High School in Flushing and joined the 69th Regiment of New York in 1998. His family said he had a plan to quit the military and become a New York City police officer.—Correspondent

Opinion

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