A religious scholar Mufti Abdul Qayum was shot dead in a suspected targeted attack in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar locality on Tuesday morning, according to the police.
The police said that Mufti Abdul Qayum, 45, associated with the Sunni Ulema Council was gunned down by unidentified men riding pillion on a motorcycle in the locality’s Block-9. The incident occurred at 7am after which the body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil legal formalities.
East-SSP, Zubair Nazeer Shaikh said that it appeared to be a targeted killing incident.
He said Mufti Qayum was on foot when pillion riders fired a single bullet at his head from close range and fled. The victim was associated with prominent religious scholar Mufti Munibur Rehman, said the SSP.
Meanwhile, Mufti Munib in a statement said that Allama Sufi Abdul Qayum was a prominent Ahle Sunnat religious scholar.