Religious scholar Maulana Samiul Haq assassinated in Rawalpindi

Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq known as ‘father of Taliban’ shot dead Reports

Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq known as ‘father of Taliban’ shot dead Reports

"We do not know who attacked him".

Pakistani police and the family of prominent cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, who also was known as the "father of the Taliban", say he was killed outside his home in Rawalpindi.

The prominent religious scholar was reportedly killed in a targeted attack while he was resting in his room at his Bahria Town residence.

Hamid Ul-Haq, the cleric's son and a former MP, confirmed the killing to private TV channel GEO, and said his father was stabbed by the attackers before they opened fire.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed sorrow and grief over the martyrdom of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq.

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Samiul Haq was the chief of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam and died in an assassination attempt, news agency PTI reported. The prime minister has sought a report and directed that an investigation be carried out immediately to find the perpetrators. He said that Haq's services would always be remembered.

He has twice been a member of the Senate of Pakistan from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997.

Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was director of madrassa Darul Uloom Haqqania in Nowshera distrcit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan which was a breeding ground for many top Taliban leaders including Mullah Omar.

This is a developing story and will be updated as further reports are received.

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