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Siraj ul Haq

Siraj ul Haq (born 5 September 1962) (سيراج الحق) also known as Sirajul Haq is a Pakistani Islamist conservative politician who was elected as the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, a social and political conservative party in Pakistan having objective to establish Islamic laws in Pakistan. He also serves as the senior minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, serving in the Pervez Khattak administration.[1]

Haq was born in the Upper Dir District, did receive 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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] He remains immensely popular in his constituency and known for his modesty among friends and foes alike.[5]
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