Gunmen driving on a motorbike shot and killed a non secular scholar who belongs to a little-known department of Islam in Pakistan’s bustling metropolis of Karachi, police mentioned on Sunday.
The killing of Maulana Adil Khan was instantly condemned and seen as an try to set off sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites in the nation.
Mr. Khan is the son of late outstanding scholar Maulana Saleemullah Khan, who based the grand seminary, Jamia Farooqia, many years in the past. The seminary adheres to the Sunni Muslim teachings of the Deobandi sect, whose students have been the goal of killings in the previous.
Mr. Khan held a doctorate in spiritual research, obtained coaching in his father’s seminary and had taught in Malaysia.
Police mentioned the cleric and his driver have been each killed in the assault on Saturday night, which occurred in the center class neighbourhood of Shah Faisal Colony. Police added that when the cleric’s car stopped in entrance of a busy procuring space, gunmen opened fireplace focusing on the motive force earlier than firing three bullets that struck Mr. Khan’s head, neck and chest. The three attackers then fled away.
PM blames India
Prime Minister Imran Khan termed it “an attempt by India to create sectarian conflict across the country,” although no quick proof was provided that India was behind the assault.
Pakistan has a historical past of sectarian enmity between Sunni and Shiite extremists.