Religious scholar Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza survives an assassination attempt in Jehlum.
As being reported, famous scholar, Mirza was stabbed with a knife by an assailant during his weekly lecture on Sunday night.
A man attacked him with a knife while taking a picture with the scholar at his academy.
He received injuries to his arm that were luckily non-fatal.
Police have arrested two suspects in total and a case was registered at the city police station.
The attacker has been identified as Shehzad Ali, a resident of Lahore.
This was a second assassination attempt on the Jhelum-based preacher.
Known for having unorthodox views regarding Islam, the scholar faces often criticism in Pakistan.
Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza enjoys a handsome fan following on social media. He has over 1.4 million subscribers on his own YouTube channel that features more than 1,600 videos.
He holds a degree as a mechanical engineer and is reported to be a Grade-19 public officer in the Defence Ministry.
Social media has been in uproar after the incident condemning the assassination attempt on the religious scholar.
Engineer Muhammad Ali Mirza is a blessing by Allah for this ignorant nation. May Allah always keep him under his protection, and strengthen him to convey his Dawah with more potential and resonance. Suma Ameen.#EngineerMuhammadAliMirza pic.twitter.com/dLCzG3qRoz— daniyaltaj (@daniyaltaj3) March 14, 2021
You May disagree with him on some issues but he dares to talk issues which not many do & you will always find him talking about issue of those leaving this country having difference in Religion compared to Molvi's.#SupportEMAM #Islam #EngineerMuhammadAliMirza pic.twitter.com/9Uu82L5Yvv— HmaDi ⚪️ (@hmadi007) March 14, 2021