Siraj-ul-Haq Khan

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Siraj ul Haq
Siraj ul Haq
Member of provincial assembly KPK
In office
2 June 2013 – 24 July 2014
President Mamnoon Hussain
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Chancellor Pervez Khattak (as Chief Minister)
Governor Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi
Ameer (leader) of Jamaat-e-Islami
Assumed office
30 March 2014
Preceded by Syed Munawar Hasan
Personal details
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Jamaat-e-Islami
Residence Mansora, Lahore (official)and Lower Dir (Personal)
Occupation Politician
Religion Islam

Siraj ul Haq (born 5 September 1962) (سراج الحق) also known as Sirajul Haq is a Pakistani Islamist conservative politician who was elected as the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, a strong rooted politico-religious, Islamic democratic party in Pakistan[1] having objective to establish Islamic laws in Pakistan. He also serves as the senior minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, serving in the Pervez Khattak administration.[2] He is the only senator and member of Provincial assembly who has no bank account.

Early years[edit]

Haq was born in Samarbagh village of the Lower Dir District, he received his master's degree in Political Science from the Peshawar University. He d been the Principal of Iqra Public School Lower deer. He had been the Chief of Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba from 1988 to 1991.[3] He is many time selected as MPA from PK-95 constituency.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in the 2002 election from the platform of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal and was made finance minister in the provincial cabinet under the leadership of Akram Khan Durrani. However, he resigned in protest against the deadly US drone strike on a Madrassa in Bajaur Agency which resulted in the deaths of 86 children. His party boycotted the 2008 election. In 2013, he contested on Jamaat-e-Islami's ticket and was elected to the assembly.[4]

Haq remained the Deputy Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami until 30 March 2014 when he was elected as the Central Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.[5] He remains immensely popular in his constituency and known for his modesty among friends and foes alike.[6]

He later resigned from His seat in June , 2014 right after budget because according to party rules one man cannot hold two offices at a time. At that time , he was Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami and Senior Minister in KPK Assembly.

He gained immense popularity when Imran Khan And Tahir Ul Qadri announced the Long March against Muhammad Mian Nawaz Sharif. He acted as a neutral figure and due to his efforts the government became stable. He said that the Jamaat will not let democracy derail. Political Differences aside , We will Save Democracy. For his utmost efforts, he later received the "Baba-e-Jamhooriyat", an award from the Government of Pakistan on August 14, 2014.