A senior Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl JUI-F leader Mufti Sultan Mohammad, who was critically injured on Monday after unknown assailants fired at him in Bajaur tribal district’s Mamond tehsil, passed away on Tuesday.
District Police Officer (DPO) Pir Shahab Ali said that the incident took place outside the Barkli Mosque in the Badan area early in the morning while he was on his way to the mosque. “The JUI-F leader received three bullets,” he said.
Shahab said that a comprehensive search operation has been launched to apprehend the suspects.
Meanwhile, The caravan lead by Maulana Fazlur Rehman will proceed to the Super Highway (M9) after smaller demonstrations will depart from the city’s six districts and gather at Sohrab Goth, a statement from the party said.
Before the procession leaves the city, Fazl will give a speech. This will the first of many speeches he will make as part of the Azadi March. The procession is scheduled to converge in Islamabad on October 31, Local media reports.
A special container has been prepared for Fazl, which is 40 feet long and 10 feet wide.
Federal Minister for Interior Ijaz Shah said on Saturday that Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Fazlur Rehman should take out his ‘Azadi March’ in occupied Kashmir.