The funeral of a Pakistani student Sabika Sheikh who was killed in Santa Fe Texas school shooting has taken place in Karachi.

Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among the eight students and two teachers who were killed in the attack on May 18.

Her body was flown back to Pakistan on Wednesday and hundreds of people attended the funeral.

Sabika was due to return home to Pakistan in just a few weeks’ time, ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid.

She had been studying in Texas for the last year as part of a US government programme to improve understanding between America and Muslim countries. Her family said she had hoped to one day work as a diplomat.

Her father told the BBC he wanted his daughter’s death to be a catalyst for change to America’s gun laws.

The shooter identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, is being held on murder charges and could face the death penalty.

Students said he entered an art class and opened fire shortly before 08:00 (13:00 GMT) on Friday. There were 1,400 students in the school at the time of the attack

Police later found information in the suspect’s diary, and on his computer and mobile phone, suggesting that he had planned the attack and intended to kill himself afterwards.


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