LAHORE: Following disappointing results in the February 8 general elections, both the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have faced setbacks, leading to resignations from their respective party offices.
Jahangir Tareen, the Patron-in-Chief of IPP, and Sirajul Haq, the Emir of JI, have announced their resignations on Monday in response to their parties’ poor electoral performance.
Jahangir Tareen, once a close aide of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, expressed gratitude to his supporters and opponents alike in a post on his official platform.
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He acknowledged the will of the people of Pakistan and announced his resignation from his position as Chairman of IPP, as well as his decision to step away from politics altogether.
Tareen expressed his intentions to continue serving the country in a private capacity and wished his party members the best.
Similarly, Sirajul Haq, the chief of JI, tendered his resignation due to the party’s failure to achieve the targeted electoral results. The JI spokesperson confirmed Sirajul Haq’s resignation.
These resignations reflect the political consequences of the recent elections and suggest a reevaluation within these political parties as they navigate their future paths.