According to details, the incident occurred when a 10th class student Sufyan, who was snapping pictures, slipped and fell in the river.
According to the police, Nasrullah witnessed the accident and jumped in the river to save the child, but he too drowned.Volunteers recovered the body of the drowned child, but efforts were underway to retrieve the body of Nasrullah.
Nasrullah, the principal of a private school in Karachi, had brought the students to Balakot on a study tour.
The JI vice president is regarded as an eminent personality in Karachi and has also been elected as a member of the Sindh Assembly on a party ticket.
Meanwhile, Sirajul Haq expressed his sorrows over the demise of a student Sufyan Asim and JI leader Nasrullah Shaji, who drowned into Kunhar River near Balakot, earlier today.
Sirajul Haq prayed for the forgiveness of their sins and heightening of their stages in the hereafter. He also expressed his heartfelt sympathies for the families of both the victims of this incident.
JI Secretary General, Liaquat Baloch also expressed his sorrows over the tragic incident.