JUI-S chief Maulana Samiul Haq. - A file photo

RAWALPINDI: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq was assassinated at his residence in Rawalpindi on Friday.

Maulana Hamidul Haq, son of Maulana Samiul Haq, confirmed that his father was stabbed to death.

He said that his father could not join the protest in Islamabad due to road blockage and returned to his house for rest, adding that his drive went out for half an hour and when he returned, he found Maulana lying in a pool of blood.

Earlier, some reports suggested that gunmen on motorbikes opened fire on Samiul Haq’s vehicle and sped away.

Maulana Haseem, a central leader of the JUI-S, confirmed the death of Maulana Sami ul Haq. Maulana Sami ul Haq was the chancellor of Darul Uloom Haqqania based in Peshawar.