Maulana Samiul Haq’s son becomes acting head of JUI-S

Maulana Hamidul Haq, the son of slain Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq, has been selected as the acting chief of the party.

Maulana Sami, an influential religious scholar and former senator, was stabbed to death by unknown persons at his residence in Rawalpindi’s Bahria Town on Friday night. He was buried in his hometown of Akora Khattak on Saturday afternoon. Thousands attended the funeral prayers.

His son told the media “current party position [of the chief] will remain unchanged.”

“Maulana Samiul Haq’s killers should be arrested immediately,” Hamidul Haq demanded.

The personal secretary and guard of Maulana Samiul Haq, 81, were on Saturday questioned for three hours in connection with his murder.