NAWABSHAH (Agencies)?- Father of President Asif Ali Zardari and veteran politician Hakim Ali Zardari was laid to rest in ancestral graveyard here on Wednesday. The funeral prayers of late Hakim Zardari who died at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Tuesday after protracted illness, was offered on Wednesday at 5 am in Zardari House Nawabshah. Hundreds of people including relatives, family members, political leaders, provincial and Federal Ministers and common people attended the funeral prayers. The deceased was laid to rest in the ancestral graveyard of Nawabshah. Strict security arrangements were made on the occasion of funeral to avoid any untoward incident. Meanwhile, PPP has announced 3-day mourning over death of their leader. Condolence references, Fateha and Quran Khawani for Hakim Zardari were held in all big cities including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). A huge number of PPP workers, MNAs and MPAs attended the buria. Hakim Ali Zardi was a senior politician and had been in politics since the 1970s. He was considered one of the close associates of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. He also remained vice president of Awami National Party.