Maulana Fazlur Rehman condemns attack on Maulana Samiul Haq

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Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, a religious scholar and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief was stabbed in Rawalpindi on Friday.According to his son, Maulana Hamidul Haq, Maulana Samiul Haq was stabbed at his own house in a private housing society in Rawalpindi’s Gulraiz area. His driver and gunman had been away for only fifteen minutes when this outrages incident occurred. When he returned he saw Maulana lying in his own blood. He had already passed away.

Politicians started to condemn the assassination of JUI-S chief Samiul Haq minutes after the news of his demise reached them. JUI-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has declared the episode as an act of terrorism. While talking to the press, he stated:

“I express complete solidarity with all those who are in mourning. I am an alumni of Darul Uloom Haqqania. I studied there for eight years. I always had a relationship of immense love and respect with Maulana Samiul Haq. I will say this to all his loved ones that this is a shared grief of ours.”