The personal secretary and security guard of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam's murdered leader Maulana Samiul Haq was questioned on Saturday for three hours in connection with his murder. DawnNewsTV reported citing police sources.
Maulana Sami, an influential religious scholar and former senator, was murdered by unidentified people last night in his home in Rawalpindi.
The above-mentioned Maulana Sami employees were interrogated today by the police, but later both were released to attend the funeral of their deceased employer.
The duo was released after Maulana Hamidul Haq – Sami's son of Maulana – asked the police. However, the police said they could be arrested again for further questions.
Meanwhile, a first Information Report (FIR) on the murder of Maulana Sami at the Rawalpindi airport police station has been recorded on his son's complaint.
The case was registered against unknown suspects.
According to the FIR, Maulana Hamid said that his father's secretary, Ahmed Shah, had told him by phone that someone had stabbed his father.
The FIR stated that Maulana Sami was transferred to Safari Hospital but could not be revived.
Further details in the FIR reveal that Maulana Sami suffered a total of 12 wounds on her stomach, heart, forehead and ears.
The son said he did not want to have a corpse examined on his father's body because it was "against Islamic law."
Maulana Sami – the "Father of the Taliban"
Maulana Sami, who was said to be around 82 years old, was the head of the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminar in Khora Pakhtunkhwas Akora Khattak.
From 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997 he was a member of the Pakistan Senate.
For the elections on July 25, 2018, he had been voted with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.
The party of Prime Minister Imran Khan had sought to work closely with him to carry out various reforms and general Madrassah training.
Maulana Sami was an influential figure among members of the Taliban on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border.
Last month, a high-level delegation from Afghanistan called on Sami, the "father of the Taliban," in Darul Uloom Haqqania, urging him to play a role in solving the Afghan issue.
The delegation appealed to the JUI-S chief to play the role of mediator between various Taliban groups if they looked at him [Maulana Sami] her older The delegation members assured him that they would accept his decision to reconcile Afghanistan.
Maulana Sami had told them that the Afghan issue was very complicated and their solution was no easy task for him. However, he said he wanted a logical end to the Afghan question and an end to the bloodshed in the country.