KARACHI, Mar 22 (APP):Renowned religious scholar, Maulana Taqi Usmani had a narrow escape during a murder attempt by assailants, while resorting to direct firing on the vehicle carrying him to Dar-ul-Uloom, Korangi, Friday afternoon.

The SP Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station said two cars belonging to the Dar ul Uloom were fired upon at Nipa fly-over within Gulshan PS jurisdiction, which resulted in two deaths.

He said Mufti Usmani, accompanied by his wife and two grand sons, fortunately remained unhurt, however, police guard, Muhammad Farooq, escorting them, succumbed to wounds.

Another car, Toyota Corolla, also registered in the name of Dar ul Uloom, and a little ahead of the vehicle carrying Taqi Usmani, also came under fire, leaving driver Amir Shahab severely injured and a
private guard dead.

Amir Shahab, immediately shifted to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre, was put on ventilator due to his precarious condition , said hospital authorities.