Maulana Sufi Muhammad, the founder of the banned Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM) which took over parts of Swat within the 90s and 2000s, has handed away.

according to specific information, the 86-yr-antique debatable cleric’s dying has been showed by way of his son.

Sufi, the daddy-in-law of former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leader Maulana Fazlullah, became born in 1933 in Maidan, decrease Dir.


He acquired his religious schooling from a nearby madrassa and was an active member of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) within the Nineteen Eighties. Sufi shaped the TNSM in 1994 and the group quickly launched an armed marketing campaign to forcefully take over authorities features in Swat.

Following the us invasion of Afghanistan, the TNSM provided aid to the Taliban. Inside some years, the Pakistani authorities banned his activities and he was imprisoned.

He turned into launched from jail in 2008 and entered peace negotiations with the Awami country wide birthday celebration (ANP)-led authorities to end violence in Malakand department, after the ANP agreed to permit the implementation of Sharia in the location.

however, the TNSM launched a campaign to capture manage of plenty of Swat. The government answered with troops and airstrikes and the fighting ended in July 2009 after a truce become brokered with Sufi.

The agreement among the provincial government and TNSM led to the withdrawal of all instances towards Sufi and his friends. But, peace changed into not restored in Malakand department and the instances against Muhammad and accomplices have been restored.

He turned into then arrested in March 2010 and turned into best released from prison in January 2018. He confronted cases of sedition, conspiracy in opposition to the kingdom, assaults on kingdom installations, and inciting hatred against the authorities among numerous others.

within the six-page judgment on Sufi’s bail plea, Peshawar high court’s Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth noted that the accused changed into being launched on bail mainly on medical grounds and due to delay in graduation of his trial.

The scientific record submitted in court docket said that Sufi suffered from multiple sicknesses such as high blood pressure, breathlessness, enlarged prostate, retention of urine and cardiac issues.