KARACHI: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s senior minister and leader of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq, was elected on Sunday as the new chief (ameer) of the party.
Haq replaced outgoing chief of JI, Syed Munawar Hassan.
Out of 31,311 office-bearer’s of the party, 25,533 people voted in which Sirajul Haq managed to secure majority of votes.
The party chief is elected for a tenure of five years.
Syed Munawar Hassan and Liaqat Baloch were also running in the election for the new JI chief.
Haq is a senior member of the party and is well-versed in several languages including Urdu, Pashto, Persian, Arabic and others.
He is renowned among his followers for his modesty and apart from serving as a Senior Minister in the KP government, was also performing the duties of the party’s deputy chief since 2009.