Sirajul Haq quits as Jamaat emir after defeat in polls

Says despite efforts could not garner public support and hence resigns

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat e Islami emir Sirajul Haq has resigned as the chief of the religious party after losing in the elections 2024.

In a statement, Sirajul Haq said despite making hectic efforts he lost the elections and the Jamaat also had a poor show. 

As a result of being unable to get public support, he added, he tenders his resignation as emir of the Jamaat e Islami.

After the announcement by the party emir, a spokesman for JI said that the Shura of the Jamaat would meet on February 18 to discuss the situation. 

The JI election commission had earlier announced three names for election of one of them as the chief of the party. These were: Sirajul Haq, Liaquat Baloch and Naeemur Rehman.

The election of the Jamaat chief would be completed by March 31 and the results would be announced in April. It may be mentioned here that the election of the JI chief is held after every five years.

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