PM Abbasi meets bereaved family of Sabika Sheikh

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid a visit to Sabika’s home, who was killed in Texas school shooting on Friday, Newsone reported.

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PM Abbasi said that the entire nation is saddened over Sabika’s sad demise, she was an extraordinary student.

He was accompanied by governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair upon his visit.

On Friday, 10 people, mostly students, were killed when a teenage classmate armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fired in a Texas high school, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the United States after the Florida massacre earlier this year.

Among those killed was Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student studying in the US facilitated by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme.

Earlier, addressing a fund-raising event held here at the Governor House arranged by Cancer Care Hospital, prime minister announced Rs 100 million donation for the hospital from the government that was being established by renowned Dr Shahryar to provide free medical treatment to the cancer patients.

The prime minister, who arrived in Karachi for a day long visit said it was painful to know that 75 per cent of cancer patients in Pakistan die without any treatment and called for measures for early detection of the disease.

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