A qualified religious scholar, an educationist, a research scholar and a lieutenant of his father, late Maulana Abdul Haq MNA, Senator Maulana Sami-ul-Haq comes from the spiritual family of Akora Khattak where he was born in 1936.
A holder of Sanad-e-Fazilat-o-Faraghat and Sanad Daura Fafseer-e-Quran from Darul Aloom Haqqania, Akora Khattak and Sheik-ul-Hadith (Honorary) of Deo Band, Maulana Sahib imparted religious education at his almamater, to the students and holds important positions in the academic and administrative staff of the Darul Aloom. As a member of Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam, he conducted, with success, the election campaign for his father Maulana Abdul Haq in 1970,1977 and 1985 and assisted him in carrying out his obligations as a Member of the National Assembly. He was an active protagonist of Tahreek-i-Khatam-e-Nabowat in 1974 and Tahreek-i-Nizam-i-Mustafa in 1977. He was a member of the Majlis-i-Shoora in 1983-85 and was a member of the Presidential Committee on religious matters.
He was elected to the Senate in 1985 and was one of the principal movers of the historic Shariat Bill in the Senate. He has been re-elected as Senator in 1991 for another six year term.