President Alvi visits Haqqania seminary to condole Maulana Samiul Haq's death

07:52 PM | 1 Dec, 2018
President Alvi visits Haqqania seminary to condole Maulana Samiul Haq's death
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NOWSHERA - President Dr Arif Alvi visited Darul Uloom Haqqania in Akora Khattak Saturday evening to condole the death of Maulana Samiul Haq, who was assassinated a few weeks back.

The president offered Fateha at the grave of Maulana Samiul Haq and condoled with his sons Hamidul Haq and Anwarul Haq. He prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Dr Alvi praised the services of Maulana Samiul Haq for the promotion of democracy. Maulana Abdul Haq, father of Samiul Haq, was a signatory to the 1973 Constitution, he added.

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He said it was the responsibility of the government to arrest the assassins of Maulana Samiul Haq and bring them to justice.

Maulana Samiul Haq was stabbed to death at his Rawalpindi residence at a time when he was alone; his son said that Sami was resting in his room when he was attacked with a knife.

The JUI-S chief was being shifted to DHQ Hospital before he succumbed to his wounds.

Maulana Samiul Haq was a religious scholar and former Senator. He was the member of the Senate of Pakistan from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997.

He was regarded as "Father of the Taliban" and had close ties to Taliban leader Mullah Omar.

Samiul Haq was the chancellor of Haqqania seminary, a Deobandi Islamic seminary which is the alma mater of many prominent Taliban members. Haq served as chairman of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council and is the leader of his own faction of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam political party, known as JUI-S.

His party has been an ally of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The PTI also gave him a ticket for the 2018 Senate election, but he could not be elected to the upper house of the Parliament.

The JUI-S chief headed a committee formed for peace talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in 2014.