Religious group leader shot dead


RAWALPINDI: An official of a religious group, Maulana Izharul Haq Farooqi, was shot dead in Khayaban-e-Sir Syed on Tuesday evening. He was going on a motorcycle when unknown gunmen also riding on a bike ambushed him. “Two unknown gunmen sprayed bullets on him and escaped from the scene on a motorcycle,” Pirwadahi Station House Officer Ishtaiq Cheema told APP. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of murder of Farooqi and sought a report from the regional police officer (RPO). According to a handout, the chief minister directed the RPO that culprits be arrested immediately.

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