Prominent religious scholar Maulana Adil Khan, along with a companion, were shot dead on Saturday in Karachi's Shah Faisal area, police said.

According to media reports, Adil Khan is the son of late Saleemullah Khan, the former president of Wifaq-ul-Madaris Al-Arabia.  According to police, the scholar associated with Jamia Farooqi was inside his car when suspects on motorcycles came up to him and shot him.