Hafiz Naeemur Rehman has been elected as the new Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, succeeding Sirajul Haq, in a significant transition for the party’s leadership. The election, which saw the participation of approximately 45,000 party members from across the nation, recorded an impressive turnout with around 82 percent overall participation.

Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, who previously served as the Karachi Ameer of the party since 2013, is poised to take the oath of office by April 7. He becomes the sixth individual to hold the top position in JIP. Rehman’s educational background includes a degree in civil engineering and a master’s in Islamic history. His political journey within the party dates back to 2000 when he became a member of Jamaat-e-Islami.

Rehman’s involvement in politics extends beyond his new role, having twice served as Nazim-e-Ala of the Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba (IJT). Notably, he contested mayoral elections in Karachi previously, though he was defeated by Murtaza Wahab of PPP. However, in the 2024 General Elections, he secured a provincial assembly seat from PS-129 but opted to vacate it without taking the oath, claiming that an independent candidate supported by PTI had won.

Sirajul Haq’s resignation from the party’s top position on February 12, following the defeat in the general elections on February 8, paved the way for Rehman’s election. As Rehman assumes leadership, Jamaat-e-Islami looks ahead to a new chapter under his guidance.

Also, see:

Pakistani woman caught trying to ship cocaine in shoes

Topics #featured #trending pakistan