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 ...

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  • Intolerable Action

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