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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.
Brutal murder of Maulana Sami ul Haq – utterly condemnable. What is happening to us as a people – such violence, such brutality? Sad indeed.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 2, 2018
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.
COAS strongly condemns assassination of renowned religious scholar and political leader Moulana Sami ul Haq. Expresses grief and condolences to the bereaved family.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) November 2, 2018
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 .”
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 teacher to many scholars & found way for peace in toughest hours. My prayers are with https://t.co/SC8maVVDfa pic.twitter.com/42BckAGMY0
— Shehryar Afridi (@ShehryarAfridi1) November 2, 2018
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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/HpOAp7N16x
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) November 2, 2018
Prominent political and religious leaders, also, strongly condemned the killing and demanded to bring the culprits to justice.
Deeply SHOCKED and saddened to hear of the BRUTAL murder of shaheed Maulana Sami ul Haq. Inna Lillah hay wa Inna ilaihay Raajioon. May Allah ALMIGHTY bless him and grant his soul the most elevated place in Jannat Al Firdous. Ameen.#MaulanaSamiulHaq
— Khurram N Gandapur (@GandapurPAT) November 2, 2018
Deeply saddened to learn about the gruesome assassination of Maulana Sami Ul Haq.These heinous acts cannot deter the resolve of the nation. Thoughts and prayers with his family. #MaulanaSamiulHaq
— Iftikhar Durrani (@DuraniIftikhar) November 2, 2018
I am deeply saddened by the tragic assassination of #MaulanaSamiulHaq. Pakistan has lost an important religious and political figure. The killers and their masterminds must be arrested forthwith.
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) November 2, 2018
— Nadia Mirza (@nadia_a_mirza) November 2, 2018
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.
He was a progressive person. He stood up for polio cause against all odds.
Maulana Sami ul Haq was one of those few sane ulma. #MaulanaSamiulHaq
— Waqas Ali Khan (@WAKhan_) November 2, 2018
#MaulanaSamiulHaq has been martyred in #Rawalpindi .May his soul rest in peace . My all sympathies are with his family n #JUIS . The third hand has played his role successfully who don't wanna see peace in Pakistan . May Allah bring us peace n stability 😢
— Ahmad Ismail Awan (@awanium_) November 2, 2018