The killing of Maulana Adil Khan was instantly condemned and viewed as an effort to activate sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites in the nation. Prime Minister Imran Khan termed it”an effort by India to make sectarian battle throughout the nation,” although no immediate evidence was given that India was behind the assault.
Khan is the son of late dominant scholar Maulana Saleemullah Khan, who set the expansive seminary, Jamia Farooqia, years past. The seminary adheres to the Sunni Muslim teachings of the Deobandi sect, whose founders are the target of killings before.
Khan maintained a doctorate in religious studies, received instruction in his dad’s seminary, and had educated in Malaysia.
Police leader Ghulam Nabi Memon said the cleric and his driver were killed in the attack Saturday evening, which happened at the middle-class area of Shah Faisal Colony.
Police stated that when the cleric’s car stopped in front of a crowded dining area, gunmen opened fire targeting the motorist before firing three bullets which struck Khan’s head, neck, and torso. The three attackers then fled the rear of a shared bike.
Khan was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared dead upon birth, said the hospital spokesperson Anjum Rizvi. Police said the motorist died before attaining a hospital.
Attacks by either side have claimed hundreds of lives, such as those of religious scholars.
Counter-terrorism police officer Raja Umar Khitab reported that the attack appeared to be a”conspiracy to activate sectarian violence”