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Mufti Taqi Usmani survives attack, police guard and driver killed at Karachi’s Nipa Chowrangi

Mufti Usmani was a judge of the Federal Shariat Court from 1982 to 2002

SAMAA | , and - Posted: Mar 22, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Mar 22, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Mufti Usmani was a judge of the Federal Shariat Court from 1982 to 2002

Photo: APP

A guard and a driver were killed after attackers opened fire on Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani’s car at Karachi’s Nipa Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Friday afternoon.

In the same attack, Amir Shahab, the Khateeb of Baitul Mukkaram mosque, was injured. East DIG Aamer Farooqui said that contrary to earlier reports, the incidents were the same.

It was earlier reported that religious scholar’s car was targeted on main Sharae Faisal by attackers on a motorcycle.

Mufti Zubair confirmed that Mufti Usmani was targeted in the attack. His son Imran Taqi confirmed his father is fine. His grandsons and wife were also in the car and were also unharmed.

The attackers opened fire on Mufti Shahab’s silver Toyota Corolla when it was exiting the bridge on the ramp leading to Aladin Park.

The Sindh chief minister has taken notice and ordered the Karachi police chief to arrest the attackers as soon as possible. He wants to know how this happened and why.

Related: Darul Uloom Korangi’s Mufti Shahabullah killed after firing at Karachi’s Nipa Chowrangi

He has ordered more patrolling in Karachi and stricter security at mosques in the city. Murad Ali Shah also ordered the provision of medical facilities to those injured.

Sindh IG Kaleem Imam said that Maulana Taqi leads the Friday prayers at Baitul Mukarram and was on his way there when he was targeted. A police gunman was killed in the incident, he said, adding that they are investigating.

Mufti Usmani speaking to the police shortly after the attack.

Six to seven bullets were fired. Mufti Usmani was taken to a private hospital but is said to be safe.

He was a judge of the Federal Shariat Court from 1982 to 2002 and the vice-president of Darul Uloom Karachi.

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  1. Mansoor  March 22, 2019 3:08 pm/ Reply

    Thanks Allah mufti shaib safe

  2. Dubaimachines  March 22, 2019 3:20 pm/ Reply

    This is really sad.

  3. Azhar ali sayyed  March 22, 2019 3:25 pm/ Reply

    A devious attempt by the enemies of Pakistan to fan sectarian hatred, as both targets are / were icons of the Sunni sect. The Shia ulema should beware & tighten their security cordon to prevent any likewise attempts on their lives.

  4. Muhammad Rashid Siddiqui  March 22, 2019 3:35 pm/ Reply

    Government of Pakistan should pay full attention to safeguard the life of Mufti Taqi Usmani sahab to avoid any unwanted situation in the country as the country is not in position to take risk. Government should provide bullet proof vehicle to Mufti Taqi Usmani sahab Immediately.

  5. Ar  March 22, 2019 4:40 pm/ Reply

    May Allah protect everyone

  6. Tahir Subzwari  March 22, 2019 5:08 pm/ Reply

    AlhamdulilAllah, Mufti sahab is safe and sound,, he is so unharmed & very humbled soul, why some one can try to do this !!!

  7. Kamran  March 22, 2019 6:38 pm/ Reply

    Alhamdulillah Hazrat e wala is safe.without any exegeration one of the best scholars in the world.Govt should exercise special care in relation to the safety and security of Hazrat
    Mufti Taqi usmani sahib.May Allah protect him.

  8. شازیہ  March 22, 2019 7:02 pm/ Reply

    اللّٰہ تعالیٰ کا شکر ہے کہ مفتی تقی عثمانی صاحب خیریت سے ہیں،مارنے والے سے بچانے والی ذات بہت بڑی ہے۔

  9. Ab. Hakeem  March 22, 2019 7:06 pm/ Reply

    It was really sad news; thanks to Allah that Mufti Sahib is safe. the Gov. should ensure security of all elite Ulama and intellectuals.

  10. Abdullah  March 22, 2019 7:46 pm/ Reply

    Sad. May Allah give the police man who lost his life a lofty place in Jannah.

  11. SK  March 22, 2019 7:58 pm/ Reply

    Alhamduillah!May Allah protect our scholars

  12. Nayeem, Bangladesh  March 22, 2019 8:11 pm/ Reply


  13. Irfan Salam  March 22, 2019 8:51 pm/ Reply

    Alhamdu-LILLAH Mufti Sb., is safe. ALLAH hamare buzorgoon ka saya hamare uper salamat rakhe ..

    I was passing through NIPA towards Bait-ul-Mukarram Masjid around 1:30 pm and saw blood on the road with some mobile vans and ambulances on the scene. Didn’t knew that these filthy attackers targeted Mufti Taqi Usmani Sb., ALLAH kept him safe.

  14. Adeel  March 22, 2019 10:49 pm/ Reply

    Mufti Amir shahab is safe or not??

  15. sarwar  March 22, 2019 11:12 pm/ Reply

    The “Terrorists” who are agents of our enemy i.e Bharat, are always on the look out how to spread fear, chaos and sense of insecurity in the minds of Pakistanis. They select targets whereby there are chances of wide-spread communal and sectarian riots. Thank Allah, the Mufti is safe..

  16. Naji  March 23, 2019 12:25 am/ Reply

    Thanks God, you have saved a great person.

  17. Qamar Abbas  March 23, 2019 1:28 am/ Reply

    The enemy of peace don’t want to see peace in karachi therefore they sre hatching conspiracies to destroy peace inshallah culprits would be arrested soon by the law inforcement agency

  18. Ashfaq  March 23, 2019 5:58 pm/ Reply

    It’s a bigger conspiracy. He was trying unify two bigger groups of Muslims all over the world. Which would have been a great success for Muslims. For which he was targeted by the enemies of Islam. May Allah bless us.

  19. Ali  March 23, 2019 10:42 pm/ Reply

    May Allah protect all assets of Islam.ameen.this is certainly a dirty complicity of enemies of Islam and Pakistan.they want to generate a sectarian request to government to please take actions against this sectarian war doctrine.and provide fool proof security to all ulema e karaam without differentiating the sect.and also to locate the root cause of this sectarian terrorism, and to kill it.

  20. Ali  March 25, 2019 8:10 am/ Reply

    راولپنڈی الرٹ: کلر سیداں کے علاقے شاہ باغ میں واقع فاطمہ ہسپتال گُس کر کالعدم سپاہ صحابہ کے دہشتگردوں کی فائرنگ، شیعہ پروفیسر ڈاکٹر تہذیب الحسن شاہ اور ڈاکٹر نزیر شدید زخمی، چار نقاب پوش موٹرسائیکل دہشتگردوں نے دونوں سگے بھائیوں کو کلینک میں گھس کر نشانہ بنایا، ڈسٹرکٹ ہسپتال راولپنڈی منتقل، دونوں کا آپریشن جاری، تمام مومنین سے دعاء کی اپیل

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