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Police register FIR in Maulana Samiul Haq’s murder

RAWALPINDI: Police on Saturday registered a murder case of religious scholar and former senator, Maulana Samiul Haq, against unknown persons, ARY News reported.

The case was registered under complainant Maulana Hamidul Haq, son of the deceased Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (Sami) chief, at the Airport Police Station in Rawalpindi.

The deceased scholar’s son said his family didn’t wish to have post-mortem of his father conducted.

According to the FIR, Maulana Sami was stabbed 12 times before he lost his life at his Rawalpindi residence. The attack took place at around 6.30pm on Nov 2.

Speaking to ARY News after the attack yesterday, Hamid ul Haq said his father was unwell and taking rest at home when he was attacked.

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.

He was shifted to the Safari Hospital in Rawalpindi for medico-legal formalities. After being informed of the demise of the JUI-S chief, a large number of party workers also reached the hospital.

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.

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