Senior religious scholar Mufti Naeem passes away

Karachi (HRNW) Prominent religious cleric and the chancellor of Jamia Binoria Mufti Naeem has passed away in Karachi.

According to Jamia Binoria’s spokesperson, Mufti Naeem’s health deteriorated Saturday evening. He passed away on the way to a hospital.

Rejecting reports of Mufti Naeem testing positive for coronavirus, the spokesperson said the mufti was suffering from respiratory and heart illness.

The spokesperson said a decision on the scholar’s funeral will be announced after consulting with a committee of Jamia Binoria.

Born in 1958, the scholar founded Jamia Binoria – an international Deobandi educational institute in Karachi – in 1979. It enrolls over 5,000 students, including hundreds from abroad.

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