Sectarian Attack: Religious Scholar Shot And Injured In Karachi’s Orangi Town
The scholar suffered bullet wounds and was taken to a private hospital for treatment.
A religious scholar was shot at and injured in Orangi Town late on Tuesday night.
The scholar belonged to the Binnori Town seminary in the Gurumandir area, and the attack is assumed to be sectarian.
Police said Mufti Saleemullah Khan, 40, was travelling in a car with his family and two students when a gunman riding pillion on a motorbike opened fire on him near MPR Colony.
Mufti Saleemullah suffered bullet wounds and was taken to a private hospital for treatment.
The Police’s Counter-Terrorism Department Official, Raja Umar Khattab, said the religious scholar had inaugurated two to three seminaries in different parts of the city.
The scholar had inaugurated another seminary titled Saleem Academy in Orangi Town around a week ago, where he and his wife taught students, including girls.
The victim was travelling from his home in Husain D’Silva Town of North Nazimabad to the academy when two men riding a motorbike opened indiscriminate fire on his vehicle.
He suffered two bullet wounds in the hand and the stomach.
Khattab said the religious scholar is a distinguished figure among followers of the Deobandi school of thought and the attack seemed to be motivated by sectarian considerations.
Nevertheless, the police were investigating the case, he added.
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