Prominent Pakistani cleric Mufti Taqi Usmani survives assassination attempt in Karachi

Mufti Taqi Usmani

The prominent Pakistani scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani survived an assassination attempt yesterday when he was attacked by gunmen in Karachi.

According to media reports, two cars which had Darul Uloom scholars in it came under attack near the Aziz Bhatti Police Station.

Two people were killed and several others were injured when four gunmen on two motorcycles sprayed the cars with bullets from both sides on the bridge in Nipa Chorwangi.

The deceased were identified as Maulana Shahabullah Khan and Mufti Taqi Usmani’s bodyguard Sanobar Khan.

Darul Uloom is one of the largest Islamic seminaries in Karachi, which is run by the former judge of Pakistan’s Shariat Court Mufti Taqi Usmani and his brother Mufti Rafi Usmani.

Mufti Usmani’s gunman succumbed to his wounds while the driver was seriously injured.

The police and Rangers cordoned off the areas following the attack.

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Responding to the assassination attempt, Sindh’s Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has requested report from the Inspector General of Sindh Police.

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