Memorial service held for Haqqani network founder

Nowshera: A memorial service was held for Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of the terror group, Haqqani network, who died last week.

The condolence meeting was held at Darul Uloom Haqqania, Akkora Khattak in Nowshera district of Pakistan on Sunday, and was attended by Haqqani’s close relatives, students and Muslims scholars.

The Dawn quoted sources saying that Darul Uloom Haqqania’s vice chancellor Maulana Samiul Haq had made a request to Haqqani’s relatives to choose a place for offering their prayers in the condolence meeting. The family then decided to conduct the service at the Darul Uloom Haqqania.

On September 4, the Taliban group announced Haqqani’s death, saying that he was ill for a long time and was bed-ridden in the past few months.

Haqqani was closely tied to al Qaeda leaders and had played a key role in supporting the terror group in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.