PESHAWAR - Announcing a ‘shadow government’, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, nominated ex-senior minister and JI central naib ameer Sirajul Haq as chief minister, in addition to forming a four-member committee to choose members for the provincial cabinet.
In view of the upcoming general elections, the JI took the decision to form a shadow government in the province for which Sirajul Haq was nominated JI strong candidate for the next chief minister-ship, JI provincial ameer Prof Ibrahim Khan said while addressing a news conference on Thursday at Al-Markaz Islami, party provincial head office. The announcement was made on the directives of party central leadership, he added.
The JI provincial ameer informed that a four-member committee under the auspices of Sirajul Haq was also made to finalise the names of JI possible minister in the provincial cabinet.
The committee will be consisted of JI provincial general secretary Shabir Ahmad Khan, naib ameer Mushtaq Ahmad, and Al-Khidmat Foundation Noorul Haq, he said adding the committee on the basis of ability and credentials of party nominees will be made.
Flanked by JI central naib ameer Sirajul Haq, provincial naib ameer Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Maulana Ismail and provincial Secretary Information Israr, Prof Ibrahim said that JI would bring a revolution in the province. Owing to the worsening law and order situation in the province, people were deprived of the basic rights like health and education, he said. He further said that the masses were confronting numerous difficulties due to lack of justice and price rocketing of daily commodity items.
The JI after coming into power, he said, will change the frustrated system and will establish sustainable peace and harmony through cheap justice to every citizen.
Prof Ibrahim Khan also claimed that the JI office-bearers and workers were served the internally displaced people due to the military operation in Malakand division, tribal areas and the October 8 2005 terrible earth quack affectees.
In reply to a query, he said that it is possible to nominate the party those members who were remained ministers in the former MMA government, but the final the committee will have the final authority to finalize the names. He omen that the general elections will be fair, but the Election Commission should be financial independent, as to take its decisions boldly, he added.