Jamia Farooqia administrator Maulana Dr. Adil Khan and his driver were killed in an assassination attempt by unknown persons in Shah Faisal Colony No. 2, according to police.
According to the police, unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on a car near Shama Shopping Center in the Shah Faisal Colony area.
As a result, Maulana Adil and the driver of the car were injured.
Maulana Adil and his driver were rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition but both succumbed to their injuries.
Maulana Adil was the son of renowned religious figure Maulana Saleemullah Khan.
Reportedly, a large contingent of police arrived at the scene, and investigation is underway. While the police is obtaining the CCTV footage from nearby shops.
According to SSP Korangi Faisal Abdullah Chachar, bullet casings were recovered from the spot and are being sent to a lab for forensics.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the killing of a cleric in Shah Faisal Colony and has demanded a report from the police.
مولانا عادل خان کی شہادت نے دل گرفتہ کردیا ہے، مولانا سلیم اللہ خان کے سانحہ ارتحال کے بعد آپ نے ملک واپس تشریف لاکر جامعہ فاروقیہ کے مہتمم کی ذمے داریاں سنبھالیں تھیں، معتدل، مزاج آشنااور اتحاد کے داعی کو فسادیوں نے مار ڈالا، یہ فساد کرانے کی سازش ہے ان شا اللہ ناکام ہوگی pic.twitter.com/VvcD22y1Fm— Aamir Liaquat Husain (@AamirLiaquat) October 10, 2020
Killing of Maulana Adil Khan, an influential Pakistani Deobandi scholar and principal of #Karachi’s Jamia Farooqia seminary in Shah Faisal Colony area, raises fear of sectarian strife in the country. Unidentified men have shot and killed him and his driver.— Zia Ur Rehman (@zalmayzia) October 10, 2020