Rawalpindi: Religious scholar Maulana Sami-ul Haq also known as ‘Godfather Of Taliban’ was stabbed to death in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi city on Friday. Haq was the senior most religio-political figure in Pakistan. He served as a senator of Pakistan from 1985 to 1991 and from 1991 to 1997. He was elected on an Islami Jamhoori Itehad ticket. Also Read - BCCI Gives Southampton Update Ahead of WTC Final, Day 2: No Rain, Pitch Looks Hard With Tinge of Green

The ‘Godfather of Taliban’ was reportedly inside a housing society in Rawapindi when he was attacked by two unidentified men. He was immediately rushed to a nearby local hospital where the doctors declared him dead. Also Read - Portugal vs Germany Live Streaming EURO 2020: When And Where to Watch POR vs GER Live Stream Football Match Online and on TV

Maulana Sami, who was said to be 83 years old, had  headed the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Akora Khattak area. Also Read - AIIMS Chief Randeep Guleria Says COVID Third Wave Inevitable, Could Hit India in 6 to 8 Weeks

Speaking to Geo News, the deceased leader’s son Maulana Hamidul Haq said that his father’s
driver had gone out. “On his return, he (Sami’s driver) saw that he was sprawled on his bed in a pool of blood. He was no longer alive. He was stabbed multiple times.”

“Maulana Sami’s driver and bodyguard had both left the room for some 15 minutes when he was stabbed,” he added.

Notably, the news of Maulana Sami’s death comes at a time when religio-political parties are protesting the Supreme Court’s acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.