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Stage collapses during JI campaign rally in Mohmand Agency

PESHAWAR: The stage collapsed during a campaign rally of the Jamaat-e-Islami in Mohmand Agency on Wednesday, however no one was injured in the incident. JI Emir Siraj-ul-Haq, Senator Mushtaq Ahmed and other party leaders were present on stage when the incident occurred but remained completely unhurt in the incident. As the JI chief arrived at the campaign rally, a large number of party leaders and workers climbed the stage built with wooden planks, which ultimately collapsed after failing to withstand the heavy burden. JI…

JI chief says verdict against Sharifs shouldn’t affect elections

MARDAN: Jamaat-e-Islami emir Siraj-ul-Haq on Friday said that the Avenfield reference verdict against Nawaz Sharif should not affect the upcoming general election. The JI chief, while addressing media in Takht-i-Bahi, deplored that slow pace of action against others who were named in the Panama Papers scandal for owning offshore accounts. He said the verdict against a single individual cannot affect the general elections, and there should be no delay as they should be held on time. "The verdict against Nawaz Sharif…

Sirajul Haq declares assets worth Rs2.9 million

PESHAWAR: Unlike the heads of other political parties who have declared massive assets, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Sirajul Haq declared the total value of his assets at Rs2.9 million.  According to the statement of assets he annexed with his nomination papers submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan, the JI chief has four tola gold and shares in 12 kanals of land and a private school. He has more than Rs1.8 million in his three bank accounts and has no personal car, nor has any properties outside…

Elections 2018: Who will grab Karachi in July 25 battle?

The general elections 2018 aren’t just too far as its scheduled date of July 25 is approaching near, but prophecies about the prospective winners in Karachi after Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) falling from grace, are definitely far from any certainty this time around. Home to around 23 million people, the country’s biggest city Karachi has now become a battlefield of multiple political forces, unlike the years-long tradition of one-party fisthold. After revised delimitation, the city now has three more seats of the…

PTI leader reacts to Sirajul Haq’s statement; terms Jamaat-e-Islami ‘snake in the grass’

PESHAWAR: Terming the party a "snake in the grass", Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shaukat Yousafzai on Saturday strongly criticized Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) over its chief Sirajul Haq's controversial statement regarding Senate chairman's election, ARY News reported.  JI Ameer Sirajul Haq on Friday stirred a hornet's nest when he claimed that PTI received orders ‘from the top’ to vote for Sadiq Sanjrani for the post of Senate chairman. "I was disappointed at Sirajul Haq's statement but not amazed, they (the JI)…

JI wants Dr Qadeer as caretaker PM

SIALKOT: Chief of Jamaat-i-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq has mooted a proposal, seeking prominent scientist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan as caretaker prime minister of Pakistan for the upcoming general elections of 2018. Addressing a public meeting at Sambrial near Sialkot yesterday (March 25), he said: “The Jamaat has okayed and forwarded the name of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan for the slot of caretaker prime minister of Pakistan.” “Now, the next turn is of Mutahidda Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) to be in power with the power of the votes by…

JI to take out ‘million march’ against US Jerusalem move in Karachi today

KARACHI: To express solidarity with people of Palestine, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has organised a rally in the city today (Sunday) to protest against United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The rally has been named as ‘Al-Quds’, which will be taken out on University Road. JI Amir Sirajul Haq had earlier said that his party would make all-out efforts to bring the masses on roads in solidarity with oppressed Muslims of Palestine while anticipating a ‘large’ gathering. He then said that the Trump had…

Religious parties to hold nationwide protests today against US Jerusalem move

LAHORE/KARACHI: Religious political parties and student organizations are going to hold countrywide protests on Friday against US President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.    The roads leading to American Consulate in Lahore have been completely sealed with containers. Meanwhile, a large number of security personnel have been deployed around the US Consulate building in Karachi to prevent any untoward incident. The protest call was given by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq.…

Top court takes notice of Pakistanis named in Panama Papers

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday served notices to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Federal Government on a petition seeking investigation against 436 Pakistani nationals named in the Panama Papers. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Ijaz Afzal and comprising Justice Maqbool Baqir, heard the petition filed by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Siraj ul Haq. At the outset of supreme court proceedings, Haq’s counsel Tariq Asad presented his arguments. The petitioner’s counsel said investigation…

JI chief vows to continue struggle for corruption free state

CHITRAL: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj ul Haq on Monday said that the party’s struggle to make the country a corruption-free state would continue until the goal is achieved. Addressing a public gathering in the border town of Drosh, some 45-kilometres from here, the JI chief said that his party’s endeavors are a mafia, ruling the country for last seven decades, rather than Sharif family. “Our party has prepared a list of as many as 6,000 corrupt figures including politicians and bureaucrats,” he said, adding…