Pakistan Minister of Religious Affairs, Mufti Abdul Shakoor has died in a road accident in Islamabad on Saturday, Capital Police said.
Police said on Twitter that the Minister’s car was “hit by a Hilux Revo” while he was travelling from Mariott towards the Secretariat Chowk.
Five people were reportedly traveling in the Hilux Revo and they, along with their vehicle, have been taken into custody, the police added.
Meanwhile, reports say the Minister was taken to Poly Clinic Hospital, but he didn’t survive the accident, the police statement said.
Talking to the media later outside the hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan Inspector General of Police (IGP) Akbar Nasir Khan said Shakoor was driving his car alone when he collided with the other vehicle.
“He died on the spot from the head injury he suffered,” Khan said.
The IGP said an investigation was under way, the vehicle and its driver were in custody while those injured in the other vehicle were also undertaking treatment.
Mufti Shakoor was an MNA of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) from the erstwhile tribal areas.
His funeral prayers will be held in his ancestral Lakki Marwat district of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, his party said in a statement. — Agencies