Maulana Samiul Haq's assassination condemned

Maulana Samiul Haq's assassination condemned

He said Maulana Sami ul Haq's driver and gunman were away when he was stabbed and added that when one of his servants returned he saw his father lying in a pool of blood.

The delegation had appealed to the JUI-S chief to play the role of a mediator between different groups of Taliban as they considered him [Maulana Sami] their elder.

Media reports said that a security guard of the deceased cleric was critically wounded.

Haq was the chief of the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in the northern Pakistani town of Akora Khattak, the alma matter of several senior leaders of the Afghan Taliban, including former chief Mullah Omar and Mullah Akhtar Mansour. The army chief also extended his condolences to the bereaved family.

Pakistani government officials confirmed Haq's death, though details remained hazy. In a statement from Beijing, where he is now on visit to China, the Prime Minister directed to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. He was the member of the Senate of Pakistan from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997.

Haq was the chancellor of Darul Uloom Haqqania.

Speaking to the television channel, Hamidul Haq said Maulana Samiul was unable to participate in the protests against Asia Bibi's acquittal by the Supreme Court in a blasphemy case.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar condemning the assassination of Maulana Sami ul Haq sought a report from the Inspector General of Punjab police.

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

Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi has also condemned the assassination. Khan's provincial government in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa donated millions of dollars to Haq's hard-line seminary.

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