The chief of the politico-religious party, Sirajul Haq tendered his resignation citing “failures to get the targeted electoral results.”
The Siraj-led party failed to win a single NA seat, however, it grabbed five provincial seats.
Qaiser Sharif, JI’s Central Secretary Information of, confirmed the development regarding the party chief’s resignation which he tendered after taking responsibility for disappointing electoral performance in the general polls.
Sharif said that JI’s Secretary General Ameerul Azeem summoned an emergency session of the central shura on February 17 at the party’s headquarters — Mansoora Lahore. “The central shura’s session will commence at 10am and mull over the situation [post-resignation of the JI emir].”