Religious leader shot dead

Thursday, November 06, 2008

KHUSHAB: Ameer of Tehrik Khatam-e-Nabuat, Tehsil Quaidabad, Maulana Qari Mohmmad Ismail, was shot dead on Tuesday night in Chenab Nagar near Joharabad.

According to the police, late Mohammad Ismail was returning to Tableeghi Markaz, Joharabad, after visiting an ailing friend after Isha prayers when he was shot dead by unknown persons waiting for him on the way.

Local Ulema and religious leaders called an emergency meeting after the incident and strongly condemned the brutal murder of the Maulana. They demanded early arrest of the assailants and severe punishment to them for committing the heinous crime.

The Joharabad police registered the case on the complaint of Maulana Khan Mohammad, the father of the victim. The family sources claimed it was target killing as late Maulana Mohammad Ismail had held an important position in the Tehrik.

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