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Protest Over Killing Of JUI-F’s Mufti Ikram Called Off After Talks

ISLAMABAD: Protest that sprang up Sunday in the federal capital’s Bara Kahu locality against the killing of three people, including a local leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), was called off following negotiations with the authorities.

Negotiations with the protesters blocking the Murree Road (N-75) were successfully carried out by Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat and the senior superintendent of police (operations).

“Murree Road has been reopened to traffic after talks with the administration and police,” Shafqaat wrote on Twitter. He also apologised for the inconvenience caused to the general public.

On Saturday night, unidentified assailants shot dead Mufti Ikram-ur-Rehman and two others at the federal capital Prince Road, in the jurisdiction of Bara Kahu police station.

Mufti Ikram was shot at by three armed men on his way back from offering Isha prayers. According to the complainant, he can identify the killers in an identity parade.

According to police, the attackers opened indiscriminate fire resulting in the deaths of Ikram, his 13-year-old son and a student.

Following the incident, SHO Habib-ur-Rehman said the attack appeared to be a targeted killing, adding that it was being investigated from every angle and that the suspects will be caught soon.

Further, DIG Operations Afzal Ahmed Kausar constituted two police teams under the supervision of SSP Investigation to investigate the case. TLTP

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