Sindh police put on high-alert after assassination of JUI-S chief
KARACHI: In the wake of assassination of Maulana Sami ul Haq, chief of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) at his residence in Rawalpindi, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has directed Inspector Genera police Syed Kaleem Imam to beef up security across the province.
According to the details, Imran Ismail telephoned the IG and directed him to ensure foolproof security of religious and political leaders.
He ordered the police chief to monitor the law and order situation across the province, increase police patrolling and keep a vigilant eye on miscreants.
In compliance with the governor’s directives, IG Sindh put the police on high-alert and ordered the concerned officers to ensure foolproof security of all the religious and political leaders of the province.
He asked the SSPs to visit their respective districts, monitor the situation and take adequate security measures to maintain peace. Syed Kaleem Imam asked the police officers to take the religious leaders into confidence over the security measures.
Chief of his own faction of Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) Maulana Sami ul Haq was assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi on Friday.
Speaking to ARY News, the deceased’s son Hamid ul Haq said his father was stabbed to death at his Rawalpindi residence. He 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 his father had already died of stab wounds.
He was taken to the Safari Hospital in Rawalpindi where doctors pronounced him dead. After being informed of the demise of the JUI-S chief, a large number of party workers began reaching the hospital.