In pictures: Beautiful mosque named after Junaid Jamshed open to public in Karachi

Web Desk: Beautiful mosque named after late Junaid Jamshed was inaugurated in Karachi on Wednesday.

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The Junaid Jamshed mosque is located at singer chowrangi at J dot unit 2. It combines modern architecture with the Islamic culture making it an extremely beautiful sight to see.

The mosque serves as a remembrance to Junaid Jamshed who used to regularly visit mosques around the country to perform naats and give inspiring speeches to young and old Muslims alike.

On December 7, Junaid was among 47 people killed in a plane crash in Havelian.

He died alongside his second wife Nahya, and is survived by his first wife Ayesha as well as four children.

Born in Karachi on September 3, 1964, Junaid shot to fame in the late 1980s as lead singer of the boy band “Vital Signs.”

The band’s fusion of Western guitar-driven pop set to traditional Tabla beats inspired a new genre — Sufi Rock — that is hugely popular throughout South Asia today.

Their greatest hit, “Dil Dil Pakistan”, an upbeat ode to the homeland with a synthesizer-heavy 1980s sound, remains an unofficial national anthem.

In the early 2000s he left his career in pop to become a member of the Tableeghi Jamaaat.

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