KARACHI: Sindh Education and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani on Monday admitted that Maulana Adil Khan was not provided proper security.
However, he said, the Sindh government was bound by the decision of the Supreme Court to provide security to people only after approval of the threat assessment committee.
Religious scholar and head of Karachi’s Jamia Farooqia seminary Maulana Dr Adil Khan was martyred along with his driver in a targeted attack in Karachi on Saturday.
“Security of Maulana Adil Khan was not suitable from the Sindh government. Only two police officials were posted for his security,” said the Sindh minister.
Saeed Ghani said that the assessment committee created great hurdles in providing security to prominent personalities. He said the provincial government did not have authority to provide security to people under threat. He said there were several other people who were under threat.
The provincial minister said Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed should be interrogated that who told him that terrorist incident could take place in the country.
He lauded Maulana Adil’s involvement in efforts against sectarianism. He said such a big incident had taken place and the Sindh government was being blamed for not providing security. “I condemn murder of Maulana Adil,” he said.
The funeral prayer of renowned religious scholar Maulana Adil Khan was offered at Jamia Farooqia in Karachi on Sunday, after which he was laid to rest inside the premises of the Jamia.
The funeral prayer was attended by a large number of renowned Ulema, students of Jamia, various political leaders and people from different walks of life.