Police on Thursday arrested Maulana Samiul Haq’s personal secretary over his alleged involvement in the murder of the Jamiat Ulemae Islam-Sami (JUI-S) chief, a private media outlet reported.
According to reports, Ahmed Shah was arrested with the assistance of the deceased’s relatives.
Haq, an influential religious scholar and former senator, was stabbed to death by unidentified suspect(s) at his Rawalpindi residence on November 2.
His personal secretary had “mysteriously disappeared” following Haq’s funeral prayer and despite repeated efforts, the police had previously been unable to locate him.
The secretary is currently being interrogated.
“Maulana Samiul Haq’s secretary can prove to be a very important figure in this case,” a police official told the media outlet.