Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan leader killed in Quetta

Published: April 6, 2012

More than three prayer leaders have been targeted in Quetta in the last five months. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD SAQIB/FILE

QUETTA: A leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) was killed in a firing incident on Saryab Road in Quetta on Friday.

The provincial leader, identified as Maulana Muhammad Qasim, was also the Khateeb of Jamia Masjid Noorani. It had earlier been reported that Qasim was the provincial chief.

He was on his was to lead Friday prayers when he was targeted by unidentified assailants on motorbikes.

Markets in the area were shut down after the incident and protestors burnt tyres on the road.

More than three prayer leaders have been targeted in Quetta in the last five months.

Earlier, two people had been shot dead after assailants barged into a medical store and shoe shop on Mecangi road and opened fire on the victims.

Reader Comments (14)

  • Sohaib
    Apr 6, 2012 - 2:16PM

    BLA! Hunt down these terrorists of BLA!

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  • Sharay Bajwa
    Apr 6, 2012 - 2:28PM

    More death and misery brought to the world by religion. This severe obsession with proving my sect is better than your sect has brought pakistan to the brink of destruction.This is what happens when you let religion have too much control over your life.

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  • MUNIB
    Apr 6, 2012 - 2:35PM

    one “Strategic Interest” eliminated ?

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  • Truth Teller
    Apr 6, 2012 - 2:38PM

    MOSSAD+CIA+RAW+MI-6+GESTAPO Conspiracy against Ummah a Islami!

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  • Riaz Khan
    Apr 6, 2012 - 2:39PM

    Comments reserved!

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  • Babar
    Apr 6, 2012 - 4:12PM

    @Truth Teller:
    Don’t Forget KGB.

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  • Faraz
    Apr 6, 2012 - 4:13PM

    @Truth Teller:
    Yeah the same “Ummah a Islami”, a very honorable member of which, Kuwait denies to issues visas to the brother country Pakistan! We are killing shias in our very Islamic country left, right and center (Gilgit-Bultistan recently and Quetta et cetera genrally), and you still call yourself an Ummah! MashaAllah, MashaAllah. What Ummah?? which Ummah…the concept of Ummah (based on religion) does not stand in today’s modern world where its about business, money and regional interests. Come out of this Ummah delusion.

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  • Umer
    Apr 6, 2012 - 4:29PM

    Those who live by the swords must be prepared to die by the sword too.

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  • Chilli
    Apr 6, 2012 - 5:37PM

    Hate preaching by both Shia and Sunni leaders will lead to more killings.

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  • Muhammad Qadir
    Apr 6, 2012 - 7:19PM

    This all is a part of great game played, killing by the name of religion, in order to provoke hatred between the Shina and Sunni. recently continuously prosecution of Shia community Hazara and now a Sunni scholar being killed. Today’s incident is for the cause to keep the people blind and charge the sectarian and religious reasons against the current conditions of Quetta while these all game is played by the security agencies which has been many times explained.

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  • Mir
    Apr 6, 2012 - 7:24PM

    SSP, LeJ,TTP terrorists carrying out terrorists activities throughout country but state is laid back.

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  • Apr 6, 2012 - 7:52PM

    its not sunni shia conflict its terrorists of SSP, LeJ,TTP those killing shia and sunni bothRecommend

  • Anti
    Apr 6, 2012 - 10:28PM

    He must have been targeted by another hate monger.

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  • Humayun
    Apr 7, 2012 - 6:31AM

    I just hope that this is target killing does not has sectarian dimension – Shias / Hazaras targettings sunnis

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