KARACHI: Maulana Saleemullah Khan, the founder of Jamia Farooqia , passed away in Karachi, according to sources at the seminary.

According to an official, Maulana Saleemullah Khan had been a teacher of Mufti Rafi Usmani and Mufti Taqi Usmani.

Maulana Saleemullah Khan was born in Muzaffarnagar, India. The Maulana earned a degree in Islamic studies in 1947.

He taught at a seminary in India for eight years before migrating to Pakistan. He founded Jamia Farooqia in 1967.