Mardan: Moderate scholar gunned down
MARDAN: As reported by the Dawn News on Sunday, Dr Mohammad Farooq Khan, a religious scholar and vice-chancellor of Swat Islamic University, was gunned down in his clinic here on Saturday. One of his assistants was also shot dead.
Police quoted eyewitnesses as saying that two armed men entered Dr Khan’s clinic, in Baghdada locality, saying that they were patients. But as soon as they saw the doctor, they opened fire, killing him on the spot.
Dr Farooq’s assistant, Mohammad Saleem, was shot dead by the assailants when he offered resistance. The assailants escaped.
Dr Farooq was a psychiatrist by profession. He frequently took part in television talk shows at which he used to criticise militants and described suicide attacks as un-Islamic.