Peshawar: Militants on Friday gunned down noted Islamic scholar and Swat Islamic University
Vice-Chancellor Farooq Khan and his bodyguard in northwest Pakistan, officials said.
Khan and his bodyguard were shot dead in Mardan, located 65 km from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital Peshawar. No group claimed responsibility for the killings.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the assassination of Khan, describing him as a "renowned religious scholar".