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 (Persnol)
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 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]

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 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 Long March Against Muhammad Mian Nawaz Sharif. He acted as a Neutral Person and due to his efforts the government was stable. He said that he will not let democracy derail. Political Differences aside , We will Save Democracy. For his utmost efforts , he later received an Award From the Government of Pakistan " Baba-e-Jamhooriyat " On 14 August 2014.