Reports from Pakistan confirmed that prominent Shia scholar barely escaped an attack on his life.
Pakistani security guards foiled the attempted murder on Allama Mousavi – renowned Shia religious scholar and secretary general Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (Shia political-religious party) Punjab chapter in Lahore.
The attacker was handed over to police with arms. Security officials are probing the case.
Shia Muslims in Pakistan have fallen victims to such attacks by notorious takfiri militants of the banned Deobandi militant outfits such as ASWJ-Sipah-e-Sahaba / Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and their allies.