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Maulana Sami-ul Haq Killed In Rawalpindi

Maulana Sami-ul Haq Killed In Rawalpindi

Unknown attackers shot the prominent cleric, who runs an Islamic school in northwestern Pakistan, his deputy Yousaf Sha and nephew said. Samiul Haq was also a founding member of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.

The prime minister sought a report and directed that an investigation be carried out immediately to find the perpetrators. Haq's driver and guard were injured in the attack.

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. Some local media said ul-Haq was in the neighbouring city of Rawalpindi when he killed.

The army chief also extended his condolences to the bereaved family.

Senior religious scholar and a prominent political leader Maulana Samiul Haq has been assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi while the former senator was attempting to join the protests in Islamabad.

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Who was Maulana Samiul Haq?

Samiul Haq was born on December 18, 1937 in Akora Khattak, North-West Frontier Province of British India (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).

The religious scholar was the founder of the Haqqania seminary, where dozens of Afghan leaders have received their education.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed sorrow and grief over the martyrdom of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq.

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


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