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PESHAWAR: Religious leader, former head of banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan’s KP chapter Maulana Ismail Darvesh was gunned down with his guard at the Phandu area of the metropolis on Thursday night, police informed media reporters.
The law enforcement authority said that the motorcyclists opened fire at the vehicle of the religious leader, leaving him and his police guard critically injured, according to police. The attackers however, were wearing helmets, police said.
The guard was identified as Muhammad Ayub.
The deceased succumbed to his bullet wounds before reaching the hospital for immediate medical treatment, said a spokesperson of Lady Reading Hospital.