Pakistani political and religious leader Sami-ul-Haq killed

Pakistani political and religious leader Sami-ul-Haq killed

Maulana Sami has four brothers including Maulana Anwarul Haq who is presently responsible for the administration of Darul Uloom Haqqania - located in Akora Khattak.

JUI-S leader Maulana Abdul Majeed said there was no one present at the house when Haq was killed.

On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and party president Shehbaz Sharif also condemned Haq's assassination.

Maulana Sami, the chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, was unable to take part in the protest that was underway against Bibi's acquittal due to road blockades and had returned home, his son said. He was member of the Senate from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997.

Haq's spokesperson, Yousaf Shah, said the attacker's identity and motive were unknown.

Haq was known as the "Father of the Taliban" because he trained some of the leaders of the Islamist movement in Afghanistan. The army chief also extended his condolences to the bereaved family.

In a statement from Beijing, where he is now on the visit to China, the prime minister directed to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar also denounced the assassination and sought a report from the Inspector General Punjab Police.

He was a religious scholar and former Senator.

"He was stabbed multiple times", Maulana Hamid said.

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said the brutal murder of Maulana Samiul Haq was "utterly condemnable".

"The martyrdom of Maulana is a big tragedy", he said, adding that Maulana had met Prime Minister Imran Khan 15 days ago as part of government's efforts to introduce modern education in seminaries.

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