This Is What Is So Far Known About The Assassination Of Maulana Samiul Haq

Samiul Haq
Source: dawn

Former senator,  influential cleric and the man who once proudly proclaimed himself as the “father of Taliban,” Maulana Samiul Haq has been assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi. Confirming the news of his father’s death, Maulana’s son informed a news outlet that his driver had returned home after running errands only to find Samiul Haq lying still in a pool of blood, no longer alive.

According to Maulana’s driver/gunman, he had been away from the house for approximately 15 minutes and it is during this time that the assassination took place. His son, Hamid further shared that Maulana Samiul Haq had been stabbed multiple times and then shot in the head.

Samiul Haq’s assassination comes at the heels of a tense security situation across the country following violent agitation by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi in a decade old blasphemy case.

Reports Suggest Personal Motives Behind Murder

Although the official statement issued by the spokesperson of Maulana Sami states that the identity of his assailant(s) and motives are unknown, it is being reported by senior journalists on social media that his murder might have no connection with the ongoing agitation as earlier speculated.

Gory Images of Maulana Samiul Haq’s Body Go Viral on Social Media

In a move that is being condemned by most, the gory images of Maulana Samiul Haq’s dead body lying shirtless on what seems like a hospital bed have gone viral. Whether those pictures were leaked or shared with the consent of the deceased’s family is unknown.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is received.

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