Along with Kifayatullah, two of his sons Shabbir Mufti, Hussain Mufti and friend Jan Mohammad were also injured in the attack. They were taken to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital.
Police spokesman Mohammad Sohail confirmed the attack and said more information will soon be shared with media.
According to medics, the injured JUI-F leader had sustained injuries on his back, hand and other parts of his body.
Following the incident, Kifayatullah’s son Hussain lodged the First Information Report (FIR) at City police station under Section 324 (attempt to murder), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
Hussain said that attackers had intercepted their vehicle and attacked them iron rods.