AKORA KHATTAK: Son of assassinated Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq, Maulana Hamidul Haq, was named acting chief of the party on Sunday.
Maulana Samiul 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 chiefs driver-cum-guard went out for 15 minutes and returned to find him dead.
On Saturday, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) Chief Maulana Samiul Haqs funeral prayers were offered on Saturday at his hometown of Akora Khattak.
The funeral prayers of the influential religious scholar and former senator, who was stabbed to death at his residence in Rawalpindi a day earlier, were offered at the Khushal Khan College Ground.
Haqs funeral prayers were led by his son Maulana Hamidul Haq.
Several religious leaders and politicians, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor, provincial chief minister, JI Chief Sirajul Haq, former KP governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, ANPs Ghulam Bilour, PML-Ns Raja Zafarul Haq and others attended the funeral.
Famous cleric popularly dubbed as the father of Taliban, Maulana Sami Ul Haq was killed on Friday.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-S) chief Maulana Sami ul Haq has been stabbed to death at his residence in Rawalpindi, family says.
Maulana Hamid ul Haq, son of Maulana Sami ul Haq, confirmed that his father was assassinated.
Earlier, some reports suggested that gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on Sami ul Haqs vehicle and sped away.