Pakistan Army scapegoated the Father of Taliban
Friday, November 02, 2018
Peshawar- Head of Jamiat Ulema Islam (s) Maulana Sami ul-Haq, a prominent Pakistani cleric known as the “father of the Taliban” on Friday has been killed in an apparent knife attack at his residence in Rawalpindi, Pakistani officials and relatives said.
The country’s Interior Ministry announced Sami ul-Haq’s assassination in a statement in the evening on November 2.
Local TV channel Geo News, quoted the cleric’s son, Hamid ul-Haq, as saying he was stabbed to death by unknown attackers at his home in the city of Rawalpindi, near the capital, Islamabad.
“My father was on his way to a sit-in protest in Islamabad. He returned to his house due to closure of roads and went to his bedroom. Later, he was found dead in a pool of blood,” Hamid ul-Haq told Geo News.
According to police the motive behind the assassination was not immediately known and no group has so far claimed responsibly for the attack.
Contrary to the police reports, a large number of analysts and political activists in Pakistan have claimed Pakistan’s notorious Army involvement in the assassination of the father of Taliban, arguing that the evil religious cleric was set to join the Islamabad sit-in, staged by the various extremist groups, serving as war proxies and tools of the country’s military establishment to issue a religious decree against the Pakistani Army for acquitting Asia Bibi, a christian woman who was charged in blasphemy case and remained behind the bar for about eight years.
The killing prompted scores of Sami ul-Haq’s supporters to riot, damaging shops and vehicles in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and chanted slogans against the country’s Army.
For decades, Sami ul-Haq ran an Islamic school, the Darul Uloom Haqqania seminary, which educated several key Taliban leaders and still serving as a breeding nursery of terrorists.
The madrasah is located in the Nawshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and the Pakistani governments have been providing millions of financial assistance each year to run its project of terrorism and Talibanization against Afghanistan.
Sami ul-Haq, who was in his 80s, was known as the father of the Afghan Taliban due to the immense influence and respect he enjoyed among the leaders of the militant group and always supported the Pakistani-state terrorism in Afghanistan.
He was the head of his faction of the Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam party and was twice elected as a member of the Senate, the upper house of Pakistan’s parliament.
Pakistani media reported that he had been aligned with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Party during July 25 elections, which the party won.
In recent weeks, dozens of Afghan clerics had appealed to Sami ul-Haq to use his influence with Afghanistan’s Taliban to help convince the militant group to begin peace negotiations, but he was found in state of to-and-fros.
As per notorious Afghan Course of Pakistan’s military establishment, the father of Taliban had thoroughly supported various terrorist groups, including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani terrorist network for conducting terrorist and destructive activities in Afghanistan.
However, with the passage of time the same father of Taliban and his guard-father (military establishment) stood in opposite direction against each other which caused to his assassination.
In reaction to the brutal murder of their leader, a large number of Sami ul-Haq supporters have called on the Taliban and other religious circles within Pakistan to issue a religious decree and declare Jihad against the Pakistani Army to get rid of the terror sponsor state.