BALAKOT: Former member of Sindh Assembly and Jamaat Islami leader Nasrullah Shaji was drowned while trying to save a student fell in the river here, ARY News reported on Monday.
Deputy leader of Jamaat Islami Karachi, Nasrullah Shaji, drowned in Kunhar River in Mansehra district, while saving a student who fell into the river.
The JI leader, who is principal of a school of Karachi, had brought a group of students of his school for an educational trip to Mansehra’s historic Balakot town.
A 10-grader fell into Kunhar river during the visit, eyewitnesses said. Shaji jumped into the river to save the student but drowned in the river.
The rescue teams reached to the spot and launched search for Shaji and his student.