Mufti Taqi Usmani survived assassination, guards killed

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An assassination attempt was made, as unknown person opened firing on the car of Mufti Taqi Usmani on Friday (today).

Renowned religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani survived assassination but his guards were killed. His son Imran Taqi, the son of Mufti Taqi Usmani, confirmed that his father is fine.

On the other side, in another attack, Mufti Shahabullah of the Darul Uloom Korangi was killed after firing.  His guard Sanober Khan was also died and the driver is in critical condition.


The Sindh chief minister has taken notice and ordered the Karachi police chief to arrest the attackers as soon as possible. He wants to know how this happened and why.

He has ordered more patrolling in Karachi and stricter security at mosques in the city. Murad Ali Shah also ordered the provision of medical facilities to those injured.

Sindh IG Kaleem Imam said that Six to seven bullets were fired. Mufti Usmani was taken to a private hospital but is said to be safe.

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