QUETTA, 25 July: Unknown armed men have shot dead an eminent scholar and leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) along with his son in Kech district of Balochistan.

The district administration said Mufti Ihtishamul Haq was travelling along with his son in Kualwa area on Sunday night when unknown armed men on a motorcycle opened fire on them leaving them dead on the spot.

Mufti Ihtishamul Haq was former ameer of the JUI-F in Kech and was considered among top Ulema of Balochistan.