Mullah Sardar Hussain Arain, a leading figure of the banned group Jamaat-ud-Dawa and its militant wing Lashkar-e-Taiba, has died from injuries sustained in an attack claimed by the Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army (SRA).
The attack occurred on 1st August in Qazi Ahmed city, Nawabshah. Mr. Arain was targeted while traveling from his residence to one of his shops. He sustained severe injuries and was initially taken to a hospital in Nawabshah.
Due to the deteriorating nature of his injuries, he was later shifted and placed on a ventilator in a private hospital in Karachi, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
In 2018, Mr. Arain stood as a candidate in Nawabshah’s PS-40 elections under the banner of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s political front, the Allah-o-Akbar Movement.
According to local sources, Mr. Arain played an influential role in expanding the network of Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s religious schools and Lashkar-e-Taiba’s local centers. He was also actively involved in organizing protests and events under the banners of the Allah-o-Akbar Movement and Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
SRA, the group behind Arain’s assassination is an armed group and as per the group, it’s fighting for the independence of Sindh from Pakistan.