ISLAMABAD: Siraj-ul-Haq resigned from his position as the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami on Monday, citing the party’s poor performance and defeat in the 2024 Elections.
Jamaat-e-Islami failed to secure any seats in the National Assembly and only obtained two seats in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly.
محنت اور کوشش کے باوجود کامیابی نہین دلا سکا، 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 Siraj-ul-Haq?
In 2014, Siraj-ul-Haq, a senior minister from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), was elected as the new ameer of the party.
Replacing the outgoing chief Syed Munawar Hassan, Siraj-ul-Haq won the elections held at JI Headquarters Mansoora. Out of 31,311 party office-bearers, 25,533 cast their votes, with Siraj-ul-Haq securing a majority.
He served as the party chief for five years and was re-elected in 2019. After a decade of service to the JI, Siraj-ul-Haq has now resigned from his post.