ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday condemned assassination attempt on Moulana Taqi Usmani and instructed provincial governments to provide better security to Islamic scholars.
Within a span of half an hour two people were killed in a firing incident near Nipa Chorangi and Sharah-e-Faisal.
The men identified as Moulana Amir Shahabullah and his guard Sanober Khan were critically injured and were shifted to a hospital where they succumbed to their wounds. A passer-by was injured as the car hit him during the attack, police added.
Moulana Shahabullah was en route to a mosque to lead Friday prayers when his car came under attack, officials said. The car, a Toyota Corolla 2007 model, was registered in the name of Darul Uloom Korangi.
Moreover, separately, two people were injured in firing at a car belonging to Moulana Taqi Usmani on Shahrah-e-Faisal near Nursery. Moulana Taqi Usmani was in the car when it came under attack but he remained unhurt, DIG East Amir Farooqi said.
Moulana Taqi Usmani’s driver was killed in the attack while his guard has been critically injured, the DIG East said. Moulana Taqi Usmani’s car was also registered in the name Darul Uloom Korangi.
PM said glorified scholars like Moulana Usmani are a national asset and the assassination attempt was an ugly conspiracy which will be unveiled soon.