SHABQADAR: The chief of the local chapter of the Khatm-e-Nabuwat Movement (an anti-Ahmadi movement) and JUI-F leader was killed by unidentified motorcyclist near his home in Charsadda.
Police officials termed the incident a case of targeted killing and said that Haji Kaleemullah was killed near his home in the Prang area. They said that the JUI-F man was lured out of his home before being shot dead.
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The assailant fled after committing the murder. The body of the deceased was later brought to the DHQ hospital, where a large number of JUI-F workers also gathered.
JUI-F MNA Gauhar Shah termed the killing a terrorist act and called for immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the incident. He warned that if this was not done, his party would launch an agitation campaign.
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Also on Sunday, JUI-F workers staged a protest in the main Shabqadar Chowk against the arrest of their workers and closure of the seminary run by a local JUI-F leader in Tangi.
The protest demonstration was later addressed by the provincial chief of the JUI-F Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan and general secretary Maulana Shujaul Mulk.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2017.