Miscreants try to burn mosque
MANSEHRA: Several unidentified people on Wednesday morning tried to burn a mosque in Batgram.
Batgram Police said unidentified people tried to torch the Jamia Masjid Siddique-e-Akbar in Batgram. Two prayer mats were burnt but local residents managed to save the structure. They also said a poster was pasted outside the mosque stating, “Maulana Najamuddin had earlier burned our mosque and we have taken revenge by burning this mosque.”
In another incident on Tuesday night several unidentified people shot at Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal MNA Qari Muhammad Yousaf’s religious seminary, without causing any casualties and escaped in a car, Batgram Police said. They have registered two separate cases and are investigating. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) workers in Batgram allegedly desecrated the Jamia Masjid Ahl-e-Hadith last month and local JUI-F leaders Maulana Najamuddin, Maulana Khurshid Ahmad and Qazi Khalil Ahmad were arrested. —Staff Report