ISLAMABAD - JUI-S Chief Maulana Sami-ul-Haq has been assassinated in Rawalpindi tonight.
This was confirmed by Maulana Sami-ul-Haq's son Maulana Hamid-ul Haq, while talking to a private channel on phone.
Maulana Hamid-ul-Haq said that his father was attacked at his residence by some unknown assailants, who stabbed him.
Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was admitted to Safari Hospital in Rawalpindi, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The funeral prayers of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq will be offered at Darul Uloom Haqqania Akora Khattak at 2 pm tomorrow.
Maulana Anwar ul Haq, brother of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq has appealed the students to remain calm.
He said protest will be held but no roads will be blocked.
President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed sorrow and grief over the martyrdom of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq.
Condemning this tragic incident, he expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.
The President paid tributes to Maulana Sami-ul-Haq's religious, social and political services.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly condemned the martyrdom of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq.
In a statement from Beijing, where he is currently on visit to China, the Prime Minister directed to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Prime Minister said Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was a great scholar of Islam.
Chief of Army Staff has strongly condemned the assassination of renowned religious scholar and political leader Moulana Sami ul Haq. He expressed grief and condolences to the bereaved family.