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KARACHI: Renowned religions scholar Moulana Adil and his driver were killed by unidentified armed men in Karachi on Saturday.
According to the details, Jamia Farooqia’s Moulana Adil was on his way when unidentified armed men riding on motorcycles opened firming on his vehicle in Shah Faisal Colony.
On being informed, rescue officials and police rushed to the scene and shifted them to the hospital where doctors pronounced them dead on arrival.
Liaquat National Hospital spokesman Anjum Rizvi also confirmed that Dr Adil was killed in the firing. According to the hospital’s spokesperson, Maulana Adil suffered two bullet wounds.
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Executive Director Dr Seemi Jamali said that the body of Muhammad Maqsood, driver of the deceased scholar, was brought to the facility’s emergency ward.
Police sources said that a third person was also present in the vehicle at the time of the incident. He is a companion of Maulana Adil and remained safe.
A heavy contingent of police and Rangers have reached the site of the incident and a probe with the help of CCTV cameras is underway.
It is pertinent to mention here that Moulana Adil was the son of renounced religious scholar Saleemullah Khan.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Inspector General of Police (IGP) taking notice of the firing incident have directed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Korangi to submit an inquiry report into the matter.
They also directed to apprehend the suspects involved in the assassination of the religious scholar immediately.
CM Murad maintained that the miscreants wanted to create a law and order situation in the metropolis. The chief minister vowed to bring the killers to justice.