Target killing? Allama Abbas Kumaili's son shot dead in Karachi

Published: September 6, 2014
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Maulana Akbar Ali Kumaili. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Maulana Akbar Ali Kumaili. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Jafaria Alliance Pakistan chief Allama Abbas Kumaili’s son, Allama Ali Akbar Kumaili was shot dead near Bhangoria Goth, Azizabad  on Saturday evening.

According to a Mujlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen’s (MWM) spokesperson, Akbar was going home with his children and guard from his ice factory in Bhangoriaa Goth, Block-2 of Azizabad, when unidentified armed men ambushed him near the factory.

Akbar was shot twice in his chest and once in the abdomen, while his guard Jumma Khan was shot twice. They were rushed to Ziauddin Hospital in Nazimabad where doctors described their condition as critical.

Both succumbed to their injuries during treatment.

Allama Kumaili leaves behind a wife and three children.

The concerned police officials were not immediately available for comments.

Meanwhile, Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri of Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) has condemned the incident and said that target killings of Shia community was underway unhindered in Karachi and the government has failed to control it.

“Police and Rangers have failed to arrest culprits behind the killings of doctors, scholars and teachers and lawyers belonging to the Shia sect,” he said adding that the target killings have exposed the so-called targeted operation against militants in Karachi.

“Government and law enforcement agencies have completely failed to eliminate the terrorists and protect the Shia Community of Karachi from terrorists.”

Jafaria Alliance have called for three days of mourning. This has been supported by the MWM. A protest demonstration is being staged at Numaish where Kumaili’s funeral prayers will be offered on Sunday afternoon.

President, PM condemn Allama Kumaili’s murder

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the killing of Allama Akbar Kumaili, son of Allama Abbas Kumaili, in a firing incident in Karachi.

They expressed grief over the assassination and sympathised with the bereaved family.

Nawaz Sharif said people would foil designs of terrorists through unity.

Meanwhile, Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has also strongly condemned the killing of Ali Akbar Kumaili. He demanded the government to arrest the culprits immediately and bring them to book.

Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari also condemned the killing of Allama Ali Akbar Kumaili.

The PPP Chairman said that killings of Shia scholars and professionals is equally and highly condemnable acts like the all other sectarian mayhem. “PPP considers all the citizens of Pakistan equal regardless of sects, ethnicities and even religions and terms such killings as attack on the very roots of this country and its historic diversity.”

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Reader Comments (9)

  • ali ahmed
    Sep 6, 2014 - 9:10PM

    shame on sindh govt

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  • nkhan
    Sep 6, 2014 - 10:20PM

    We have made Karachi a crime free city…… CM Sindh

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  • Salman Khurram
    Sep 6, 2014 - 10:33PM

    yeah let’s continue to annihilate one another- at times its Shia/Sunni, at other times, its Punjabi/Mohajir…….. way to go, no one else is needed to defeat us, we are enough for ourselvesRecommend

  • Sep 6, 2014 - 11:30PM

    @Salman Khurram: “defeat us” why we are in a fighting mode, we need to be less extreme, look at IK over-zealous ignoring laws and ignoring due-process protests. There are regimes, such as Iran, and probably Saudis they have their vested interests and they do not like stability because it means their own people will ask for it.

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  • Sep 6, 2014 - 11:32PM

    stop taking my right of free speech just because you OWN the media. Let people have a voice because not letting them is the start of aggression!

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  • Sunni Shia Bhai
    Sep 6, 2014 - 11:45PM

    This proves Indian RAW and Afghans are active in Karachi. Target killers should be hanged to death publicly.

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  • Wasim
    Sep 6, 2014 - 11:48PM

    This is sponored by India.

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  • Moiz Omar
    Sep 7, 2014 - 1:43PM

    R.I.P.Recommend

  • Hari Om
    Sep 7, 2014 - 4:42PM

    @ Sunni Shia Bhai
    @ Wasim

    Naturally, since there is no such thing as intra Muslim sectarian killings in Pakistan as it is inconceivable that a Muslim can kill another Muslim as Islam is the Religion of Peace where even killing one person is considered as killing all humanity making instances like these killings, this must be in Pakistani minds, a RAW / Mossad / CIA perpetrated act by India / Israel / USA to malign Islam and Pakistan.

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