Disappointing election performance prompts resignations of JI's Haq and IPP's Tareen


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-Parliamentary (PTI-P) chief Pervez Khattak announces break from politics

IPP chief patron Jahangir Tareen (left) and JI Emir Sirajul Haq. — Facebook/@JahangirKTareen/@SirajOfficial/Archive

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 patron-in-chief Jahangir Tareen and Emir JI's Sirajul Haq announced his resignation from the party. offices on Monday.

Later, Pervez Khattak, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTI-P) chief and former aide to PTI founder Imran Khan, also announced “taking a break from politics” after the election setback.

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

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

“I would like to thank everyone who supported me in this election and I want to congratulate my opponents. I have immense respect for the will of the people of Pakistan. Therefore, I have decided to resign from my position as president of the IPP and completely distance myself from politics,” the senior politician wrote in the official name of him X of him.

“My thanks to all the members of the IPP. I wish you the best. By the Grace of Allah, I will continue to serve my country to the best of my ability in a private capacity. May Pakistan prosper in the coming years. Pakistan Zindabad,” he added.

In another development in the current political landscape, the head of the political-religious party, Sirajul Haq, tendered his resignation citing “inability to obtain the planned electoral results.”

The Siraj-led party failed to win a single seat in the National Assembly, however, it won five provincial seats.

JI Central Information Secretary Qaiser Sharif confirmed the development of the party chief's resignation, which he tendered after taking responsibility for a disappointing electoral performance in the general polls.

Sharif said JI general secretary Ameerul Azeem called an emergency session of the central shura on February 17 at the party headquarters, Mansoora Lahore. “The central shura session will begin at 10 am and will reflect on the situation. [post-resignation of the JI emir].”

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