The funeral prayers for Maulana Samiul Haq were offered at around 3:30pm at the Government Degree College Khushhal Khan Khattak in Akora Khattak and thousands of mourners from across the country and foreign dignitaries attended.
Haq's eldest son Hamidul Haq led the funeral prayers. KP Governor Shah Farman, KP CM Mahmood Khan, PTI leaders, senior PML-N leader Raja Zafarul Haq, former governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Sahibzada Tariqulllah, Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai, Mufti Adnan Kakakhel, Ashraf Ali Thanvi, JI chief Sirajul Haq, Liaquat Baloch, ANP's Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Allama Mohammad Ahmed Ludhyanvi and Jamatud Dawa head Hafiz Saeed attended the funeral.
He was buried alongside his father Maulana Abdul Haq at the Madrassa Haqqani.
The FIR of Jamiat UIema-e-Islam-Samiul Haq (JUI-S) leader Maulana Samiul Haq’s murder has been lodged at the Airport police station. The FIR was registered on behalf of his son.
He was stabbed to death at his Bahria Town residence on Friday. He was taking a nap at the time.
The FIR has been registered under sections 302 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
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According to the FIR, he sustained 10 to 12 wounds to his shoulders, chest, ear and forehead. The family has said they do not want a postmortem examination to be conducted as it is not according to the Sharia. His funeral will be held today (Saturday).
Forensic laboratory workers and investigation officers have collected evidence from Maulana Haq’s room. They lifted fingerprints from some items in the room and have accessed CCTV footage from the housing society’s record room. They also took two of Maulana Haq’s workers in for questioning.
Investigators collected evidence from Safari Housing. No official statement was given by the police but CCTV footage from the surrounding areas and other material, including some of his belongings, were taken for investigations.
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On Friday night, President Dr Arif Alvi expressed his sorrow at Haq's death and praised his religious, social and political services. Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is currently in China, condemned the brutal killing. The country has lost a great religious scholar, he said. The premier has ordered an inquiry into the incident and summoned a report.
The premises around Darul Uloom Haqqania saw a large number of police personnel deployed. Thousands of seminary students from as far as Gilgit Baltistan and North Waziristan from the Deoband school of thought are expected to attend.
In Quetta, a shutter-down protest was staged across the city to protest against Haq's murder.