Maulana Samiul Haq’s son succeeds as acting JUI-S chief
AKORA KHATTAK: Maulana Hamidul Haq, son of assassinated Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq, was named acting chief of the party on Sunday.
“I have become an orphan,” Hamidul Haq said after being announced as the party’s acting chief.
On the evening of November 2, Maulana Sami ul Haq was stabbed to death at his residence in Rawalpindi.
Assassination of Samiul Haq
Hamid ul 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.
Who was Maulana Sami ul Haq?
Maulana Sami-ul-Haq belonged to the spiritual family of Akora Khattak where he was born in 1936. A holder of Sanad-e-Fazilat-o-Faraghat and Sanad Daura Fafseer-e-Quran from Darul Aloom Haqqania, Akora Khattak and Sheik-ul-Hadith (Honorary) of Deo Band, Maulana Sahib imparted religious education at his almamater, to the students and held important positions in the academic and administrative staff of the Darul Aloom.
As a member of Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam, he conducted, with success, the election campaign for his father Maulana Abdul Haq in 1970,1977 and 1985 and assisted him in carrying out his obligations as a Member of the National Assembly.
He was an active protagonist of Tahreek-i-Khatam-e-Nabowat in 1974 and Tahreek-i-Nizam-i-Mustafa in 1977. He remained a member of the Majlis-i-Shoora in 1983-85 and was a member of the Presidential Committee on religious matters.
He was elected to the Senate in 1985 and was one of the principal movers of the historic Shariat Bill in the Senate. He was re-elected as Senator in 1991 for another six year term.