NOWSHERA: Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) Maulana Samiul Haq’s 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.
Maulana Samiul Haq’s 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, ANP’s Ghulam Bilour, PML-N’s Raja Zafarul Haq and others attended the funeral.
Earlier on Friday, Maulan Sami ul Haq was assassinated at his residence by some unknown assailants, who critically stabbed him.
Maulana was later admitted to Safari Hospital in Rawalpindi, where he succumbed to his injuries.