Karachi: Mufti Taqi Usmani, a renowned Muslim Scholar has escaped an assassination attempt on Friday. He was attacked by four gunmen on Friday afternoon near Neepa Chowrangi at Karachi.
Condemnable incident. Firing on the car of #MuftiTaqiUsmani – he is safe, but his guard was martyred and driver is injured. My prayers for them. Action needs to be taken against those who are trying to disturb #Karachi ‘s peace again. Prayering for peace @muftitaqiusmani pic.twitter.com/DUaRDYp9wY
— SYEDA TUBA AAMIR (@TubaAtweets) March 22, 2019
#MuftiTaqiUsmani Renowned Pakistani religious scholar Mufti taqi usmani escapes unhurt in firing incident in #karachi he was constantly raising voice against the liberalisation of Pakistan#MuftiTaqiUsmani pic.twitter.com/0SGk9PVq2R
— Tauseef Muavia (@muaviabhai313) March 22, 2019
According to the detailed report, two Darul Uloom Korangi cars were set on the target during the attack. This resulted in the death of 2 people while many suffered injuries.
— Geo English (@geonews_english) March 22, 2019
The local media reported that the attackers were riding motorcycles. They sprayed the cars with bullets from both sides on the bridge over Neepa Chowrangi.
The dead were identified as Maulana Shahbullah Khan and security guard Sanobar Khan. While the injured were taken to the hospital. Usmani’s gunman succumbed to his wounds while the driver is critically injured.
— Khalid khi (@khalid_pk) March 22, 2019
Taking notice of the incident, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has sought a report from the Inspector General Sindh Police.