KARACHI: Unknown gunmen on Thursday opened fire on Dean of Islamic Studies at the University of Karachi Professor Dr Shakeel Auj in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi leaving him dead.
According to the Vice Chancellor of Karachi University, Dr Shakeel Auj was critically injured when unidentified assailants ambushed his car near Baitul Mukarram Mosque in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area. He was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
He was accompanied by Professor Dr Tahir Masood when he was attacked and was on his way to Khana-e-Farhang to attend a ceremony organized to honour him.
Fortunately, Dr Tahir Masood remained safe during the incident and shifted his injured colleague to the hospital who couldn’t survive the attack.
It is pertinent to mention that the government of Pakistan had recently announced to honour both the scholars with the second highest civilian award, Hilal-e-Imtiaz.