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.

Career[edit]

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.

Assassination[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://newslinemagazine.com/magazine/in-death-as-in-life/
  2. ^ https://www.middle-east-online.com/en/pakistan’s-sunni-shia-rift
  3. ^ "Azam Tariq gunned down in Islamabad". Dawn.com. 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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