Taliban terrorist Sami ul Haq

New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Saturday strongly condemned the assassination of Maulana Samiul Haq, a former Pakistani Senator widely known as the ‘Father of Taliban’. Saeed claimed that Haq was always targeted by enemies of Islam and Pakistan and there were always conspiracies being hatched against him.

In a video message, Saeed can be heard saying,”Maulana Sami ul Haq served Islam and he served Pakistan. His role in the country has been significant and always raised his voice for the right. There were always conspiracies being hatched against him because he was always targeted by enemies of Islam and Pakistan. His death raises a lot of questions.”

“Muslims across Pakistan, Afghanistan and even India are people of Sami ul Haq. Whenever he heard of any atrocities being committed against Muslims anywhere, he was always hurt. May God deal with the killers and grant peace to Sami ul Haq,” he added.

On Friday evening, Haq was stabbed to death while he was taking rest at his home. Earlier in the day, on the complaint of Maulana Hamidul Haq, son of the deceased, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered at the Airport Police Station in Rawalpindi, ARY News reported. As per the details shared in the FIR, Maulana Samiul Haq was stabbed 12 times and succumbed to his injuries at his Rawalpindi residence. He was killed at around 6.30 pm on November 2.

Sharing details of the murder, his son told ARY News that JUI-S chief was unwell and taking rest at home when he was attacked.

“Maulana Samiul Haq’s driver and the gunman were away when he was stabbed and when one of his servants returned he saw him (Samiul Haq) lying in a pool of blood. He was shifted to the Safari Hospital in Rawalpindi for medico-legal formalities,” Maulana Hamidul Haq said.