Srinagar: Religious scholar and former Senator Maulana Samiul Haq has been assassinated in a targeted gun attack in Rawalpindi.
The emir of the Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) in Peshawar confirmed the news of his death.
Unknown motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire on the vehicle of the JUI-S chief. The JUI-S chief was injured and was being taken to the hospital when he succumbed to his wounds on the way.
The intense gunfire also reportedly injured Haq’s driver and guard.
Haq was a senior religio-political figure who had twice been elected as a senator. He was a member of the Senate of Pakistan from 1985 to 1991 and again from 1991 to 1997.