Maulana Sami ul Haq Murdered in Rawalpindi

Lahore: Maulana Sami ul Haq murdered in Rawalpindi residence. 

 

Maulana Sami ul Haq was a Pakistani religious scholar as well as former Senator. He is believed to be a member of the Pakistan Senate twice, first between 1985 to 1991 and the second time between 1991 to 1997.

The former senator Maulana Sami ul Haq has been assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi. The death was confirmed by his son, Maulana Hamidul Haq, who claimed his father had been stabbed to death.

Talking to GEO, Hamidul Haq said, “His driver Haqqani had gone out. On his return, he saw that Maulana Sami was lying in his bed in a pool of blood. He was no longer alive.”

The news of his death comes at a sensitive time for Pakistan, given the nationwide protests against the Supreme Court’s decision to free Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman, by dropping charges of blasphemy against her.

“He was stabbed multiple times,” Maulana Hamidul Haq said. According to him, Maulana Sami’s driver or gunman had left the house for approximately 15 minutes when the Maulana was stabbed at his residence.

Police have started an investigation into the murder of the respected scholar.

Maulana Sami ul Haq was considered an influential figure among members of the Taliban on both sides of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, said to be around 83 years of age, he was the head of the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in KPK’s Akora Khattak region.

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