Leaders of the Karachi Ulema Committee (KUC) are observing countrywide strike today against the murder of Jamia Farooqia head Maulana Adil Khan and his driver in Shah Faisal Colony on October 10.
The Leaders of the Committee announced on Thursday that demonstrations would be held after Friday prayers .
The KUC is a forum of religious leaders belonging to the Deobandi school of thought. Farooqi appealed to the people, traders and transporters to make the strike a success by keeping their businesses shut and vehicles off the road. “The KUC had given the government 48 hours to arrest the murderers of Maulana Adil, but it failed to arrest the culprits,” he said.
Also, Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon, who is leading a four-member high-level inquiry committee to probe the Maulana Adil’s killing, met KUC leaders, including Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi and Qari Allah Dad, to discuss progress in the probe.
After mustering support from various religious groups and trader bodies for today’s strike, KUC leaders, including Farooqi, Dad and Maulana Iqbalullah, told a press conference that the failure to arrest the killers of Maulana Adil raised a serious question mark on the performance of the federal and Sindh governments and law enforcement agencies.