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Allama Baqir Zaidi condemns murder of Deobandi cleric Dr Adil Khan

Allama Baqir Zaidi condemns murder of Deobandi cleric Dr Adil Khan, head of Karachi’s Jamia Farooqia seminary.

Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Sindh chapter secretary general said that the murder is part of the global conspiracy aimed at destabilizing Pakistan.

Allama Baqir Zaidi condemns murder of Deobandi cleric

Furthermore, he said the perpetrators want to destroy peace in Karachi through this murder.

He offered condolences with the bereaved family and asked Sindh government to ensure arrest of killers immediately.

According to a police statement, as the Vigo car carrying Dr Adil stopped near a shopping centre in Shah Faisal Colony to purchase sweets, armed pillion riders opened indiscriminate fire on the car and fled.

Dr Adil was shifted to the Liaquat National Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to hospital spokesperson Anjum Rizvi.

Dr Seemin Jamali, the hospital’s executive director said that his driver, Maqsood Ahmed, also had lost life on arrival at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

An aide of Maulana Adil, Umair, who had left the vehicle to purchase sweets from a nearby shop, remained unhurt in the incident.

The seminary head’s body was later brought to the JPMC to fulfil legal formalities.

Maulana Adil, a scholar from the Deobandi sect, completed a PhD in religious studies and had taught in Malaysia.

He returned to Karachi a few years ago after the death of his father veteran Deobandi cleric Saleemullah.

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