Religious scholar and leader of Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) Qari Haq Nawaz was shot dead on Wednesday by unidentified armed men in Charsadda.
The cleric was returning home after offering morning prayers in a mosque when he was targeted, local police said. Nawaz was the founder of and a teacher at Jama-e-Muhammadia in Matta Mughal Khel area of Charsadda.
Immediately after the incident, the cleric’s followers took to the streets and protested against his killing. The protesters also blocked a major road in the area.