Maulana Samiul Haq assassinated in Rawalpindi

Elias Hubbard
November 2, 2018

Maulana Samiul Haq, also known as the "father of Taliban", was reportedly killed in Pakistan's Rawalpindi.

Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) in Peshawar, Pakistan confirmed the news of Haq's death. When the driver returned, he found Maulana Samiul Haq lying in a pool of blood with several stab marks all over his body, added Hamidul. Condemning this tragic incident, he expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.

Prominent political and religious leaders, also, strongly condemned the killing and demanded to bring the culprits to justice. He said that Haq's services would always be remembered.

A holder of Sanad-e-Fazilat-o-Faraghat and Sanad Daura Tafseer-e-Quran from Darul Uloom Haqqania, and Shaikh-ul-Hadith (honorary) from Darul Uloom Deoband, Maulana Sami imparted religious education at his alma mater to the students and held important positions in the academic and administrative staff of the seminary. The prime minister has sought a report and directed that an investigation be carried out immediately to find the perpetrators.

Sami ul-Haq, who was in his 80s, ran an Islamic school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan's northwest.

He was twice elected as member of the Senate of Pakistan-from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997.

Haq was aligned with the ruling Pakitan Tehreek-i-Insaf for July 25 election.

Sami ul Haq was known as the spiritual father of Taliban.

He had also served as a member of the Senate.

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