Rawalpindi: Chief of JUI-S, Maulana Samiul Haq assassinated has been in Rawalpindi. he was stabbed to death inside his house in Bahria Town, He was taking a nap at the time.
“He was at his residence and supposed to travel to Akora Khattak. The servants had gone to get food when unknown attackers entered the house and assassinated him,”
said his grandson Maulana Abdul Haq. was shifted to Safari Hospital, where he passed away.
A medico-legal officer said that he was most likely attacked by one person. He has one stab wound on his right shoulder going all the way to his thorax.
The attacker moved from right to left, Haq most probably received these incision wounds while trying to flee, the MLO said. his left ear and nostril were also affected.
A small protest is being staged at Aabpara Chowk after his assassination. An emergency meeting is underway at Darul Uloom Haqqania to devise their future strategy.
The funeral prayers will be offered at Madrassa Haqqania, Akora Khatak, at 2 pm on Saturday.
Maulana Haq was known as the father of the Taliban.
He was the head cleric of Darul Uloom Haqqania, Akora Khattak. He has served on the post since the death of his father, Maulana Abdul Haq, who founded the madrassah in 1988. Many leaders of Afghan Taliban, including the movement’s founder Mullah Omar, studied at Darul Uloom Haqqania.
He was a part of JUI Darkhwati and was made its president after Darkhwati’s death. The group later came to be known as the JUI-S.
He formed the Difa-e-Pakistan Afghanistan council after 9/11, which later became the MMA. Haq served as a senator during the tenures of former president Zia ul Haq and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. He tabled the famous Sharia bill during Nawaz’s last term.
Moulana Haq was close to Prime Minister Imran Khan. The PTI formed an alliance with his party before the 2018 general election.
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had nominated Moulana Samiul Haq as the head of their five-member peace committee in 2014 after the Nawaz Sharif-led government entered in talks with the terrorist group.
The assassination comes at a crucial time when protests have erupted across the country against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman accused of blasphemy. He wanted to be a part of the sit-ins against the release of Aasia Bibi, but decided against it after seeing the roadblocks, said his son Moulana Hamidul Haq.