Tank : JUI-F leader and renowned religious cleric, Maulana Azhar was shot dead in Tank on Wednesday, officials said. According to local police, Maulana was busy in grocery shopping at main bazaar when some unidentified gunmen opened fire him. Being injured, he was hurried to Tank District Headquarter Hospital in critical condition. Doctors tried to save Maulana Azhar’s life but he succumbed to injuries. Police said that the miscreants managed to flee from the scene; however their investigation is underway to find the culprits. An FIR was also lodged against the assailants. Terror attacks and sectarian violence increased across the country in recent days.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 23-Jan-2014 here.