Siraj-ul-Haq stepped down as Jamaat-e-Islami Amir on Monday following the defeat and worst performance of JI in the Elections 2024.
JI secured no seats in the National Assembly and got only two seats in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly.
الیکشن میں شکست کی ذمہ داری قبول کرتے ہوئے جماعت اسلامی کی امارت سے استعفی دے دیا ہے۔— Siraj ul Haq (@SirajOfficial) February 12, 2024
Who is Sirajul Haq?
In 2014, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's senior minister and leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq, was elected as the new ameer of the party.
Sirajul Haq replaced the then-outgoing chief Syed Munawar Hassan. The elections were at JI Headquarters Mansoora. Out of 31,311 office-bearers of the party, 25,533 people voted which Sirajul Haq managed to secure a majority of votes in 2014.
Siraj ul Haq remained party chief for a tenure of five years and he was re-elected in 2019. Now after serving the JI for 10 years, Siraj ul Haq resigned from his post.
Earlier in the day, Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman declared his decision to vacate his seat in the provincial assembly, citing what he alleges to be widespread 'electoral malpractice'.
During a press conference held in Karachi, Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman specifically pointed to the PS-129 Central Karachi constituency of the Sindh Assembly, where he had previously secured a seat.
Expressing deep concerns over the integrity of the electoral process, he vehemently accused the authorities of orchestrating what he termed as "the worst rigging."
"Jamaat-e-Islami unequivocally asserts that the electoral process has been spoiled by gross malpractice," stated Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman.