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As the horrific news of the assassination of renowned religious scholar Maulana Sami-ul-Haq in his home circulated on social media, the Twitter witnessed strong reactions from the people of Pakistan including commoners, politicians, bureaucrats and armed forces.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is currently in China on an official visit, denounced the killing and ordered an inquiry into the incident and bringing those responsible to justice.

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Dr. Shireen Mazari, Federal Human Rights Minister took to Twitter and expressed her remorse over the killing of Maulana Haq. Maulana Sami ul Haq was stabbed multiple times in his house in Islamabad on Friday night.

“Brutal murder of Maulana Sami ul Haq – utterly condemnable. What is happening to us as a people – such violence, such brutality? Sad indeed”, said Dr Mazari.

Including Mazari, other cabinet ministers and prominent figures including Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also expressed his grief over the murder of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq. He also expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.

Federal Minister Sheharyar Afridi also tweeted and said “I am deeply moved on the demise of Maulana Sami Ul Haq. His departure is a great loss to Pakistan & Muslims of the world. He was a teacher to many scholars & found a way for peace in toughest hours. My prayers are with http://family.RIP .”

The Government of Pakistan from their official Twitter account condemned the attack in the statement. It said “Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly condemned the martyrdom of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq. In a statement from Beijing, the Prime Minister directed to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

 

Prominent political and religious leaders, also, strongly condemned the killing and demanded to bring the culprits to justice.

 

It was not only the political and religious figures that condemned the assassination of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq but the commoners also expressed their concern on the incident.

 


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