Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan leader killed in Quetta

Maulana Qasim was on his way to lead Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Noorani when he was targeted.

Web Desk April 06, 2012

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.


Humayun | 9 years ago | Reply

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

Anti | 9 years ago | Reply

He must have been targeted by another hate monger.

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