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Pakistan: Religious scholar killed in targeted killing in Karachi Karachi Targeted Killing

Pakistan: Religious scholar killed in targeted killing in Karachi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Mar 2023, 06:43 pm

Karachi: In a suspected target attack incident, a religious scholar was shot dead in  Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar locality on Tuesday, media reports said.

Gulistan-i-Jauhar police told Dawn News that Mufti Abdul Qayum, 45, associated with the Sunni Ulema Council was gunned down by unidentified men riding pillion on a motorcycle in the locality’s Block-9.

The incident occurred at around 7 am.

The body was later taken to  Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil legal formalities.

East-SSP, Zubair Nazeer Shaikh said that it appeared to be a targeted killing incident.

He told Dawn News the scholar, Mufti Qayum, was on foot when pillion riders fired a single bullet at his head from close range and fled.

The victim was associated with prominent religious scholar Mufti Munibur Rehman, said the SSP.