JUI-S suspects ‘foreign hand’ behind Samiul Haq’s assassination

November 6, 2018

NOWSHERA: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) is suspecting involvement of foreign elements in the murder of its late chief Maulana Samiul Haq.

“It is confirmed to thousands of his followers, the party, Darul Uloom Haqqania and his family that martyrdom of Maulana was not an internal issue rather Indians, Afghans and other elements are involved in this act,” said a statement issued by JUI-S.

Maulana Samiul Haq was stabbed to death at his residence in Rawalpindi on November 2. The party’s official statement further noted, in a bid to hide their incompetence, some people were issuing differing accounts, dubbing it a domestic dispute to sectarian issue, as the motive behind the murder of JUI-S leader.

Appealing to security agencies to arrest the real killers of Maulana, the religious party demanded to award exemplary punishment to the culprits.

Highlighting the key role played by slain leader in mediation between Taliban and other groups including Afghan government, the statement said, a delegation of Afghan government had requested Maulana Samiul Haq in October to facilitate talks with Taliban.

“They started propaganda against him and Darul Uloom Haqqania when they failed to persuade him to play the desired role”, it alleged.

Moreover, the statement accused that the entire Muslim community was saddened over his tragic death but Afghan media were trying to tarnish Maulana’s image.

Hamid ul Haq, son of Maulana Samiul Haq, said his father was unwell and taking rest at home when he came under the attack.

He said Maulana Sami ul Haq’s driver and gunman were away when he was stabbed and added that when one of his servants returned he saw his father lying in a pool of blood.

In a statement, the Prime Minister directed the authorities concerned to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. He said Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was a great scholar of Islam. NNI