KARACHI: A prominent religious scholar and three other people were killed in renewed ‘sectarian attacks’ here on Wednesday.

According to officials, Dr Masood Baig, a seminary teacher and son-in-law of Jamia Binoria Al-Almia’s founding chief Mufti Mohammed Naeem, was killed in an attack in North Nazimabad. He was going to pick his children from school.

Dr Masood had done his Ph.D on ‘tolerance in Islam’ from the University of Karachi and was also its visiting faculty member.

Meanwhile, Qasim alias Danish Raza, an activist of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, was gunned down in Sharifabad in an attack on his shop.

Hours later, Salman Kazmi, a coordinator of the MQM’s senior leader Hyder Abbas Rizvi, was killed in an attack on a barber shop in Jauharabad.

Imran Ali, another MQM worker, was killed when gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at his TV repair shop in Surjani Town.

Published in Dawn, September 11th, 2014

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