Disappointing electoral performance prompts resignations of JI’s Haq, IPP’s Tareen

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Top politicians from IPP, JI leave top offices after their parties fail to get targeted electoral results in Feb 8 polls

IPP Patron-in-Chief Jahangir Tareen (left) and JI Emir Sirajul Haq. — Facebook/@JahangirKTareen/@SirajOfficial/File
IPP Patron-in-Chief Jahangir Tareen (left) and JI Emir Sirajul Haq. — Facebook/@JahangirKTareen/@SirajOfficial/File

After facing setbacks in the February 8 general elections as both the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party and the Jamaat-e-Islami failed to show any electoral progress, IPP’s Patron-in-Chief Jahangir Tareen and JI’s Emir Sirajul Haq announced resigning from the party offices on Monday.

Tareen, an influential politician who was once a close aide of incarcerated former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan, has faced humiliation in the nationwide February 8 general elections as his newly-formed party grabbed only two National Assembly (NA) and one provincial assembly seats.

Citing poor electoral performance, the IPP founder announced quitting politics and his party position in a post on X.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported me in this election and want to offer my congratulations to my opponents. I have immense respect for the will of the people of Pakistan. Therefore, I have decided to resign from my position as Chairman IPP and step away from politics altogether,” the senior politician wrote on his official X handle.

“My gratitude to all the members of IPP. I wish them the absolute best. By the Grace of Allah, I will continue to serve my country to the best of my ability in a private capacity. May the next few years see Pakistan prosper IA. Pakistan Zindabad,” he added.

In another development on the political landscape today, the chief of the politico-religious party, Sirajul Haq tendered his resignation citing “failures to get the targeted electoral results.”

The JI spokesperson Qaiser Sharif confirmed the development.

More to follow…


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