Siraj ul Haq is a Pakistani political figure who got elected as Jamaat-e-Islami chief, a Pakistani religious-political party striving to set up an Islamic legal-system. He also worked as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s senior minister in the administration of Pervez Khattak.
He attended Peshawar University and Punjab University and secured a Master’s degree. According to asset documents submitted by him, he doesn’t own any car, bank account and has ownership of a private school and has lent an amount of Rs. 1,050,000. This article has every detail about him, including Siraj ul Haq Biography.
|Name:||Siraj ul Haq|
|In Urdu :||سراج الحق|
|Native Name :||Moulana Siraj ul Haq|
|In Urdu :||مولانا سراج الحق|
|Residence:||Mansoorah, Lahore (Official) and Lower Dir (Personal)|
|Alma mater :||University of Peshawar & University of Punjab|
|Date:||5th December 1962|
|Serve As:||Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami|
|Proceeded by:||Syed Munawar Hasan|
|Time Period :||30 March 2014|
|Member of the provincial Assembly|
|Ministry :||Senior Minister and Provincial Minister of Finance Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Dates :||2 June 2013 – 24 June 2014|
|Role:||Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Dates:||12 March 2015|
|Role:||Provincial Minister of Finance Khyber Pakhtunkhwa|
|Dates:||30 November 2002 – 11 October 2007|
|Succeeded By:||Muzafar Said|
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Siraj ul Haq Biography
Siraj is a senior and veteran politician who is serving as Ameer of a religion-political party Jamaat-e-Islami. His friends appreciate his humbleness and truthfulness. He is a man of wisdom and principles and is a strong advocate of democracy.
His knowledge and decision-making power came to limelight when he played his role in stabilizing the government and convinced both the government and its opponent, Imran Khan, to meet for negotiations and resolve issues peacefully instead of protests and long-march.
He also has a reputation of a senior and competent Parliamentarian. In 2018 he declared his assets honestly and told that he doesn’t own any bank account and car and is not a bank-defaulter.
Siraj Date of Birth
He was born on 5th Sep 1962 into a Pashtun family of Samarbagh village.
Education of Siraj
He received early education from a local school in his area. He studied M.A education from Punjab University in 1990 and Political Science at Peshawar University. During his university life, he studied books written by Maulana Naeem Siddique and Maulana Syed Abul Aala. He joined Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba and served as its chief from 1988-1991.
Siraj ul Haq Family
His elder son Mairaj-ul-Haq is a doctor by profession.
Designated as Finance Minister
He joined Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba and served as its chief from 1988-1991. In 2002 he got elected to KPK assembly from platform of MMA (Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal) and was designated finance minister in the provincial cabinet under Akram Khan’s leadership.
Participation in a Protest Against US Drone Attacks
He participated in a protest against US drone strike on a Madrasa in Bajaur Agency, resulting in eighty-six children’s deaths. Though then Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami Qazi Hussein Ahmed stated that the party decided to leave one of two offices: Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami KPK and Ministry.
His party also boycotted the election of 2008, and he contested for assembly seat on the ticket of Jamaat-e-Islami in 2013 and won the seat.
Appointment as Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami
He served as Deputy-Ameer of the Jamaat-e-Islami until 30th March 2014 and got elected as Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer. According to party rules of conducting intra-party elections every 5-years he got re-elected as Chief (Ameer) of Jamaat-e-Islami in 2019 until 2024. He enjoys popularity in his constituency and is recognized for his humbleness among his friends.
Resignation from Finance Ministry
Later he resigned from Finance Ministry in June 2014 because as per party rules; one person can’t hold 2-offices simultaneously. He was holding the post of Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami and Senior Ministry in KPK assembly.
Supporter of Democracy
He gained immense popularity when Tahir-ul-Qadri and Imran Khan announced a Long-March against PM Muhammad Nawaz Shareef. He behaved as a neutral personality and tried to convince Imran Khan and the Government for negotiations.
His efforts turned useful in stabilizing the government. He stated that Jamaat-e-Islami wouldn’t let democracy de-rail, keeping aside political differences the party would save democracy. In recognition of his efforts, President Mamnoon Hussein awarded him an award on 14th Aug 2014.
Won Senate Elections
He fought Senate election in 2015 and won the election and is serving as a senator in Pakistani Parliament. He is known as a senior member of Parliament.
Lost National Assembly Seat
During general elections 2018, he lost National Assembly NA-7 Lower-Dir II’s seat to a PTI candidate Muhammad Basheer.
Siraj ul Haq Assets
He professed that he owns 5-bank accounts, and out of these five ones is in the name of his wife and one in the name of his son and total amount in these accounts is 1.88 Million Rupees.
Siraj also owns a private school Pakistan Model School in his hometown Lower Dir, has jewellery weighing 56.25g (4.5 Tolas) valued at Rupees 240,000 and twelve canals land owned in partnership.
He also declared that he had lent a loan of Rupees 1,050,000 to Peshawar’s cloth merchant. According to provided information, he doesn’t own foreign assets and car.
Social Media Handles
His social media account include