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Pakistan condemns assassination of Moulana Samiul Haq

An outpour of condolences is being witnessed on social media

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Pakistan’s influential religious scholar and former senator Maulana Samiul Haq has been assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi. The news was confirmed by his son and later by JUI-S spokesperson.

Moulana Sami, who was also the chief of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam, was stabbed several times. After being discovered in this condition, he was rushed to hospital. Where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Identity of the attacker and motive were not known immediately.

Social media is pouring in with condolence and condemnation messages. Many prominent personalities have shared their thoughts and prayers Twitter.

 

 

 

 

80-years old Moulana was also the head of the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Akora Khattak. He was a member of the Senate of Pakistan from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997. He was also an influential figure among members of the Taliban on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistan border. His funeral prayer will be held tomorrow at Akora Khattak.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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