Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday announced treatment for the visually impaired children of the policeman who lost his life during an assassination attempt on religious scholar Mufti Taqi Usmani.
On Friday, Mufti Taqi Usmani’s two guards, one a Sindh police official and the other belonging to a private company, were killed as unidentified gunmen opened fire on two vehicles near Karachi’s NIPA Chowrangi. The vehicles, which belonged to Darul Uloom Korangi, were travelling together and were fired at by assailants on motorcycles.
Chief minister spoke with Mufti Taqi who told him his car was fired upon from all the four sides.
At the moment Shah said, he, his wife and grandsons who were travelling with him were very lucky that they had remained unhurt in the attack.
Paying tribute to the martyred Sindh policeman who lost his life while protecting the religious scholar, the chief minister said we will not leave the family of the martyred policeman alone. “We will take care of the medical and education expenses of the children,” Shah said.
Mufti Taqi Usmani survives assassination attempt in Karachi, guards killed
Senior journalist Ansar Abbasi who spoke with Mufti Taqi Usmani after the attack was told him the motorcyclists fired from the back at the vehicle and then went forward and fired.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Gulshan Tahir Noorani while speaking to the media said, “Moulana Taqi Usmani was travelling in a black Honda Civic along with his family. The second car with his driver and guard was a Toyota Corolla. The cars were travelling together and were fired on by motorcyclists near the ramp which goes from Aladdin Park to NIPA Chowrangi.”
“First, Moulana Taqi Usmani’s car was fired on in which his guard, a Sindh police official, and driver were shot. The driver took the car straight to Liaquat National Hospital. The second car crashed at NIPA Chowrangi in which Sanobar Khan was martyred and the driver Amir Shahab was injured,” he added.