A close aide of JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and local leader of the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Syed Ataullah Shah was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan district early Saturday, police said. The gunmen targeted while he was walking home after offering Fajr prayers near Banu Ada area of D.I. Khan. He belonged to Panyala, but was residing in D.I. Khan city.