22 March 2019| 15 Rajab 1440
Religious scholar Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani survived an assassination attempt on Friday as unidentified gunmen opened fire on two vehicles in Karachi, killing two guards and injuring two others.
The attack took place in the remits of Aziz Bhatti Police Station.
According to initial reports, two separate incidents of firing took place in two different parts of the city.
Geo News reported that four gunmen on two motorcycles sprayed the cars with bullets from both sides on the bridge over Neepa Chorwangi . The deceased were identified as Maulana Shahabullah Khan and security guard Sanobar Khan.
Pakistan PM condemns the shooting
Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the incident of firing on eminent Islamic Scholar Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani.
In a statement, he said attack on leading personality like Muhammad Taqi Usmani is a serious conspiracy and every effort will be made to expose this.
The Prime Minister said religious leader like Muhammad Taqi Usmani are asset of not of the country and the Muslim world. He said provincial governments should ensure foolproof security of Ulema.
Source extracts – Daily observer| Radio Pakistan