Azam Tariq (religious leader)

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Azam Tariq
Born(1962-07-10)July 10, 1962
Chichawatni, Punjab, Pakistan
DiedOctober 6, 2003(2003-10-06) (aged 41)
near Islamabad
AllegianceSipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan
ChildrenMoavia Azam Tariq

Azam Tariq (Urdu: اعظم طارق March 1962 – 6 October 2003) was the leader of the politico-religious organisation Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, a Deobandi organization, which was officially banned by the government of Pakistan in August 2001.On 26 June 2018, Pakistan lifted ban on Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan.[1]

After his death in 2003, Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi was selected as the president of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born to a poor farmer Mohammad Fateh in Chichawatni.[1] He studied at a local madrassa and then enrolled in the Jamia Uloom Islamia in Binori Town, Karachi.[1] Maulana Moawiyah Azam is his elder son, currently active somewhere.


Azam Tariq was elected three times to the National Assembly of Pakistan in Jhang.[2]

In August 2001, Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf banned seven alleged Islamic organizations, including Sipah-e-Sahaba, and Azam Tariq was arrested and jailed on charges of terrorism.


Azam Tariq was shot and killed in an attack on October 6, 2003 near Islamabad as he left the M2 Motorway to enter the city.[3]

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), on May 11, 2017, arrested a proclaimed offender after 13 years who murdered him.[4]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "Azam Tariq gunned down in Islamabad". 7 October 2003. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Former ASWJ leader Maulana Azam Tariq's suspected murderer arrested from Islamabad airport". The Express Tribune. 11 May 2017.

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