Islamabad: According to a statement by the Islamabad Police, Pakistan’s Religious Affairs Minister, Mufti Abdul Shakoor, was killed in a road accident while driving a car himself on Saturday. He was hit by a pickup truck while crossing a roundabout.
The statement mentioned that the minister was taken to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries due to severe internal bleeding. The driver of the vehicle that hit the minister’s car has been taken into custody, along with the four other people on board.
Inspector General of Islamabad Police Akbar Nasir Khan said in a media briefing that the minister had sustained a serious head injury, which proved to be fatal for him. Following the incident, Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed their condolences and paid tribute to the departed soul. Mufti Abdul Shakoor was known for his work in religious affairs in Pakistan and his untimely demise is a great loss for the country.
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