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Pakistan

Web Desk
November 3, 2018

Slain Maulana Samiul Haq laid to rest in Darul Uloom Haqqania

Pakistan

Web Desk
Sat, Nov, 18

AKORA KHATTAK: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (S) Ameer Maulana Samiul Haq, who was martyred yesterday, has been laid to rest here in the premises of Darul Uloom Haqqania this afternoon (Saturday).

Earlier, his funeral prayer was offered at Nowshera's Khushal Khan Degree College where his son Maulana Hamidul Haq led the prayer.

Maulana Samiul Haq was assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi yesterday.

A large number of people including senior politicians and religious scholars attended the funerals led, the son of JUI (S) chief.

Leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Jamiat Ulemai Islam (Fazl) (JUI-F), Awami National Party (ANP) and other political parties attended the funerals.

Some unidentified attackers assassinated Haq during sleep while he was alone at his house in Rawalpindi. He was 82.

The body of the religious leader carried multiple stab wounds. The assailants barged into his house at around 7:00pm and escaped unnoticed. How the assassins managed to broke into the house remains a mystery.

The Maulana was rushed to the nearby Safari Hospital where doctors told the attendants that he had died from excessive bleeding long before reaching the hospital. There were also unconfirmed reports of intense firing in the area at that time.

Haq's son, Hamidul Haq, told reporters that his father was alone in his bedroom when he was attacked by an assailant, who escaped undetected.

"My father has been martyred. He was alone at his home. His guard had gone out minutes before the attack and upon his return he saw my father in critical condition," Hamid said.

The motive behind his assassination was not immediately known. The police are investigating why his bodyguard and driver were apparently not there to defend him at the time of the attack.