Azam Tariq (religious leader)
|Born||July 10, 1962|
Chichawatni, Punjab, Pakistan
|Died||October 6, 2003 (aged 41)|
|Children||Moavia 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.
Early life and education
He was born to a poor farmer Mohammad Fateh in Chichawatni. He studied at a local madrassa and then enrolled in the Jamia Uloom Islamia in Binori Town, Karachi. Maulana Moawiyah Azam is his elder son, currently active somewhere.
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 gunned down in Islamabad". Dawn.com. 7 October 2003. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
- "Former ASWJ leader Maulana Azam Tariq's suspected murderer arrested from Islamabad airport". The Express Tribune. 11 May 2017.