Nov 24

Against US Drone Attacks PTI And JI’s Joint March

PTIPeshawar: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is now all set to stage sit-in in Peshawar today against drone strikes and to halt NATO supplies.

According to the programme PTI activists from all over country will gather at Naran Garden in Hayatabad area on Saturday morning, commencing sit-in to register protest with the government against US’s drone attacks on Pakistani land and would continue till Sunday evening.

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), an ally of the PTI in KPK government has confirmed its participation and would stand shoulder to shoulder with PTI against continued NATO supply and drone strikes.

Both, the PTI and the JI had already stated that they would stop NATO supplies even if it meant his party losing its place in the provincial government.

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May 11

Jamaat-e-Islami with draws candidates from Karachi and Hyderabad

Jamaat-e-IslamiKARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has decided to withdraw all its candidates from Karachi and two constituencies’ of Hyderabad and have decided to observe a peaceful strike on May 13 as a sign of protest.

Amir Jamaat-e-Islami, Syed Munawar Hassan made the announcement at a press conference in Karachi and said his party is boycotting the elections from all constituencies in Karachi two constituencies in Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, JI leader Owais Noorani claimed that rigging has begun in all polling stations in Karachi following which they have decided to withdraw their candidates from the elections in the metropolis.

JI Chief Karachi, Muhammad Hussain Mehanti said JI is a democratic party and wants democracy to flourish, adding that they cannot accept these elections.

Apr 21

Jamaat-e-Islami candidates in Karachi – NA, Sindh Assembly Seats

Karachi – Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan (JI) has announced the list of its candidates for national and provincial assembly seats in Karachi.
JI election symbol is Tarazu (balance.

12 candidates for NA

NA 241 Karachi – Muhammad Laeeq Khan
NA 242 Karachi – Taj Muhammad 
NA 243 Karachi – Syed Muhammad Iqbal
NA 244 Karachi – Syed Muhammad Bilal 
NA 245 Karachi – Dr Mairaj-ul-Huda 
NA 246 Karachi – Rashid Naseem 
NA 250 Karachi – Naimatullah Khan Advocate 
NA 251 Karachi – Zahid Saeed 
NA 252 Karachi – Muhammad Hussain Mahenti 
NA 253 Karachi – Asadullah Bhutto 
NA 255 Karachi – Abdul Jameel Khan from 
NA 257 Karachi – Taufeequddin Siddiqui

21 for Provincial Assembly PS seats

PS 90 Karachi – Ameer Tariq 
PS 93 Karachi – Abdur Razzaq  
PS 94 Karachi – Mukhtar Bin Hamid 
PS 95 Karachi – Taj Muhammad Khan 
PS 97 Karachi – Abdul Majeed Khaskheli 
PS 99 Karachi – Shafiq-ur-Rehman Usmani 
PS 100 Karachi – Muhammad Ahmed  
PS 101 Karachi – Naseem Siddiqui 
PS 102 Karachi – Syed Muhammad Iqbal 
PS 103 Karachi – Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman  
PS 104 Karachi – Syed Wajih Hasan 
PS 105 Karachi – Farooq Naimatullah 
PS 108 Karachi – Fazl-ur-Rehman 
PS 111 Karachi – H M Hanif 
PS 116 Karachi – Nasrullah Shajih 
PS 117 Karachi – Sabir Ahmed 
PS 118 Karachi – Syed Qutub 
PS 119 Karachi – Rashid Mannan 
PS 120 Karachi – Zulfiqar Ali 
PS 125 Karachi – Maharuddin Afzal 
PS 126 Karachi – Younus Barai

Jan 06

Former JI chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed passes away

Islamabad: Qazi Hussain Ahmad, Pakistan’s prominent religious scholar and former amir (president) of Jamaat-e-Islami, has passed away in Islamabad after suffering a heart attack.

He had been suffering from heart disease for quite a while and was being treated at Maroof Hospital in F-10, Islamabad at the time of his death at around 1am on Sunday.qazi hussain ahmad

Mr Ahmad had already undergone two bypass operations.

His body would be shifted to his ancestral town Ziarat Kaka Sahib, District Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) after Fajar prayers where his funeral prayers and burial would take place.

His funeral prayers will be said at 3pm at Jinnah Park, Peshawar, the capital city of KP.

Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf expressed their condolences to Mr Ahmad’s family.

He was the third amir of the Jamaat-i-Islami, believed to be the largest and the most organised religious political party of Pakistan.

Mr Ahmad remained in office from October 7 1987 to March 29, 2009.

He became member of the party in 1970 and was elected to the office of president of its Peshawar branch. He served the JI as secretary and then amir of KP.

He was raised to the office of JI secretary general in 1978 and after elected as its amir in 1987. He got re-elected four more times (1992, 1994, 1999, 2003).

In 2009, he decided to step down from his post because of his deteriorating health.