Maulana Samiul Huq assassination: New development reported in the case

Maulana Samiul Huq assassination: New development reported in the case

RAWALPINDI - Investigation into Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq’s assassination was being conducted speedily.

State Minister for Interior Shaharyar Afridi while speaking to media in Nowshera said, “I do not want to divulge anything for the investigation not to get compromised.”

Afridi said he will present a report about Haq’s murder to the prime minister on Tuesday, and the individuals involved in it would be brought to justice.

Vowing to present the murderers before the nation, he said the prime minister has directed for the inclusion of all stake-holders in the investigation.

“Maulana Samiul Haq was a great personality and his role in seminary reforms in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was exemplary,” the minister said.

On the other hand, Rawalpindi police is yet to a find a clue about Haq’s murderers, despite having obtained CCTV footage of the vicinity.

Haq, an influential religious scholar and former senator, was stabbed to death at his residence in Rawalpindi on Friday. His son had said that the JUI-S chief’s “driver-cum-guard went out for 15 minutes” and returned to find him dead.

On Saturday, a probe was launched into Maulana Samiul Haq’s assassination as forensic experts and investigation officers collected evidence from his Rawalpindi residence.

Police took Maulana Samiul Haq’s two domestic staff members into custody for questioning.

The staff workers told police that two men visited the JUI-S chief before his assassination.