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March 11, 2014

ASWJ leader, passer-by shot dead in Pindi

 
March 11, 2014

ISLAMABAD: In an apparent sectarian violence, two people including Mufti Sohail Mavia Abbasi, Information Secretary banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), and the brother of Mufti Tanveer Alam Farooqi,
President ASWJ Rawalpindi, and a passerby were killed and two other activists of SSP/ASWJ wounded critically when bike riding gunmen fired at their car on the Islamabad Highway near Zia Masjid, Shakrail on Monday night at about 11pm, police said. The passerby, who was killed during the gunfire, was identified as Imran alias Mani, the resident of a nearby locality.
The targeted vehicle LOC-860, white Corolla belongs to Mufti Tanvir Alam, President defunct Sipah-e-Sahaba, Rawalpindi district, the police said.Mufti Sohail Mavia, 28, was going through Shakrial on the Service Road on Toyota Corolla car (LOC-860) along with his two companions, Qari Nisar Ahmed Kashmiri, son of Mohammad Zaman, Gen. Secretary SSP district Rawalpindi, and SSP activist Amanullah, son of Khan Zaman, 40, when bike riding gunmen intercepted the car and opened fire aiming at Mufti Sohail Mavia and two other car riders, the police said adding that a passerby also sustained multiple bullets on different parts of his body.
Mufti Sohail Mavia died on the spot while passerby Imran alias Mani succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.The police reached the scene and cordoned off the area but none of the attackers had been arrested till the filing of this report.
Dr Waseem Khawaja, Director PIMS when contacted by this correspondent said that Mufti Sohail was brought dead while two others were in critical condition. Dr. Khawaja said that one of the injured was still in critical condition.