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Maulana Adil’s assassination an attempt by India to create sectarian fissures: COAS Gen Bajwa

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa lamented Maulana Adil Khan’s assassination, saying that it was an attempt to create unrest by Pakistan’s enemies, yesterday.

The official DG ISPR twitter tweeted that the army chief had expressed great vexation at the killing of the prominent ‘Sunni’ leader. He also pledged full support to civil administration to bring the criminals to justice.

“Expressing grief on the assassination of renowned religious scholar Maulana Adil in Karachi, #COAS strongly condemned the incident and termed it an attempt to foment unrest by Pakistan’s enemies. COAS directed all-out support to civil administration to bring the criminals to justice,” tweeted the DG ISPR.

Maulana Adil was shot dead outside a market

The prominent religious scholar, along with his driver, was shot dead on Saturday in Karachi’s Shah Faisal area, with Prime Minister Imran Khan chalking it up as “an attempt by India to create sectarian conflict across the country”.

The religious scholar was shot dead on Saturday in Karachi’s Shah Faisal locality. His driver was shot dead along with him. Prime Minister Imran Khan has himself cited it as an attempt to create conflict and sectarian divide in the country, by India.

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Adil Khan was the son of late Saleemullah Khan, the former president of Wifaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia and is the principal of Jamia Farooqi.

Religious scholar was dead on arrival at the hospital

As per the police, the scholar had been sitting in his Toyota Vigo, waiting outside the Shama shopping center with his driver. The third person along with Maulana Adil has been, Umair, who had gone inside the shopping center to purchase ‘mithai.’ It was here that Maulana Adil was shot by assailants on motorbikes, only Umair survived since he was inside the shopping center during the time of the attack.

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Sources in Liaquat National Hospital, where Maulana Adil had been taken to, said that the scholar had already passed away when he arrived. According to the hospital’s spokesperson, Maulana Adil suffered two bullet wounds.

GVS News Desk

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