ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor has died in road accident in Islamabad,
In a statement, Islamabad police said that the federal minister was travelling to Secretariat Chowk from Marriott near Iftar timings when a Hilux Revo carrying five men hit his car.
Maulana Abdul Shakoor was shifted to Polyclinic Hospital but he could not survive and succumbed to his injuries.
Five people were travelling in the Hilux Revo and they, along with their vehicle, have been taken into custody, police added. Further investigation is underway, police added.
Mufti Shakoor was an MNA of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) from the erstwhile tribal areas.
Islamabad Inspector-General (G) Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, and other federal ministers have reached the hospital, where Shakoor breathed his last.
The funeral prayer of Mufti Shakoor will be offered tomorrow (Sunday) at 2 pm in Lakki Marwat, and he will be laid to rest in his native town, a JUI-F spokesperson said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said he had ordered Islamabad’s inspector general of police to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident.