Madni was the Nazim of Jamia Mehmodia, which is one of the centres in the city for the proscribed organisation. DESIGN: SAMAD SIDDQUI
KARACHI: The brother of Maulana Azam Tariq, founding member of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Madni was killed along with his driver in Karachi on Saturday.
Madni was the Nazim of Jamia Mehmodia, which is one of the centres in the city for the proscribed organisation.
Earlier, on February 20 a leadng cleric belonging to the Barelvi sect was killed in Karachi. Forty-year-old Hafiz Adnan Sheikh Qadri was said to have had an affiliation with Dawat-e-Islami, Sunni Ittehad Council and Sunni Tehreek.
Leaders of the Sunni Tehreek had held the Sipah-e-Sahaba responsible for the killing of Qadri.
The banned SSP, which had been renamed as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat, is known for having an active militant wing which over the last few months has been allegedly targeted by the Barelvi sect.
KARACHI: Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Madani – brother of slain militant party Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan chief Maulana Azam Tariq – was injured and his son Abdullah was killed in an ambush in Buffer Zone in Taimuria police limits on Sunday night.
Maulana Madni, was on his way in his car (ED 0481) with his family to attend a dars (lesson) in Madni Masjid in Block N of North Nazimabad. Maulana Madni was driving the car. When the car approached the terminus of 7C bus in Buffer Zone, unidentified men on motorcycles sprayed the car with bullets. Both father and son suffered multiple bullet injures. The assailants escaped, witnesses said.
Maulana Madni and his son Abdullah were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where Abdullah died. Sources at the hospital said Maulana Madni was out of danger.
Maluna Madni is the administrator of Jamia Muhammadi Trust, Buffer Zone. Sources said Maulana Madni had been former president of the banned Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, Karachi division, five years ago. He visited Madni Masjid in North Nazimabad on Sundays to listen to the dars by Maulana Aslam Sheikhupuri.
Muhammad Ahmed Madni, 54, along with his son, Abdullah Madni, 22, were shot dead in the center of Karachi, local police officer Faisal Shahid told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack but authorities said they have launched investigations into the incident. staff report/daily times monitor