JUI-F leaders funeral prayers offered; shutter-down observed

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Chaman

The funeral prayers of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Muhammad Hanif were offered in Chaman on Sunday morning, who was killed in a bomb blast that targeted his convoy at Taj Road. The prayers were attended by JUI-F central leaders including Maulana Muhammad Wasif, Usman Kakar and others, whereas, a large number of citizens were also present.
Earlier on Saturday, at least three people including a leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Mohammad Hanif had lost his life a low-intensity blast in Balochistan province’s Chaman city, According to police, the bomb was planted in a motorcycle outside Maulana Mohammad Hanif’s office and as soon as the JUI-F leader stepped out of his office, it exploded, leaving two people dead at the spot while he himself and at least nine other people severely injured.
A shutter-down strike has been observed in different cities of Balochistan including Quetta, Dalbadin and Chaman over the death of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) leader Maulana Muhammad Hanif in Chaman blast on Sunday. On the call of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazalur Rehman, all the business sectors and public transport in the province have been closed.
The funeral prayers of JUI-F leader was offered after Zuhr. Huge numbers of local, JUI-F leaders and other political and tribal advisers attended the funeral. On Saturday, JUI-F senior leader Maulana Mohammad Hanif and two others were killed and at least 11 others were injured when a blast rocked the Chaman area of Balochistan’s Qilla Abdullah District, which is located near the country’s border with Afghanistan.—INP