LAHORE - The Jamaat e Islami has announced the names of its central Majlis e Shoora elected for a three year term.

The announcement was made by the JI Election Commission chief, Asadullah Bhutto, at a news conference at Lahore Press Club. The members from Balochistan are Abdul Mateen Akhundzada and Bashir Ahmed Mandai.

The members from Sindh include Hafiz Naeemur Rahman, Muhammad Husain Mehnati, Osama Razi, Dr Wasseh Shakir, Muneim Zafar, Syed Shahid Hashmi, Muhamamd Yunus Barai, Abdul Waheed Qureshi, Hafiz Lutfullah, Hafiz Saeed Dhamra and Mumtaz Husain Sibtu.

Sabir Husain Awan, Dr Iqbal Khalil, Merajud Din Khan, Misabahullah, Dr Ataur Rahman, Muhammad Usman khan, Asadullah Khan, Aizazul Malik Afkari, Syed Jehan Badshah, Abdul Akbar Chitrali, Sahibzada Taruqullah, Muhammad Haneef, Fazal e Subhan, Jamalud Din, Saeed Abbasi, Dr Tariq Shirazi, Muhammad Ibrahim Khan, Sahibzada Haroon ur Rashid and Sardar Muhammad Khan were included from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

From Punjab, Zubair Farooq Khan, Tahir Khan, Shamsur Rahman Swati, Muhammad Waqas, Raja Muhammad Jawad, Muhammad Iaqbal Khan, Abdus Sattar, Mubashir Ahmed Siddiqui, Javed Iqbal Cheema, Malik Tazeerul Hasan, Sardar Zafar Husain Khan, Mehbubuz Zaman Butt, Muhammad Azeem Randhawa, Mehr Bahadar Khan, Zahid Sattar, Ubaiduaah Gohar, Bilal Qudrat But, Hafiz Hameedud Din Awan, Tariq Saleem, Ehsanullah Butt, Riaz Farooq Sahi, Zaighan Mugheera, Sheikh Attiqur Rahman, Anwarul Haq, Zikrullah Mujahid, Salman Butt, Usman Ghani, Malik Shahid Aslam, Sarfaraz Khan, Liaqat Ali Kausar, Tahir Siraj, Asif Mehmud Akhwani, Aziz Lateef, Sheikh Usman Farooq, Asghar Ali Gujjar, Anwarul Haq, Syed Waseem Akhtar and Nasir Waleed Chaudhry have been included in the JI Shoora.

The women members elected to the JI Shoora are: Sameena Saeed, Balochistan; Attiya Nisar Afshan Naveed, Aisha Munawwar and Ra’na Fazal, Sindh; Sakeena Shahid, Dr Rukhsana Jabeen, Humaira Tariq and Rafia Fatimah, Punjab; and Humaira Tayba, KPK.

Moot on Namoos e Risalat: Leaders of religious parties besides senior journalists and intellectuals will meet at Mansoora tomorrow, March 15, on the call of JI chief Sirajul Haq. They will prepare a charter of Islamic priorities which will safeguard the Islamic laws besides the solution to the people’s problems, JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch said yesterday.

Addressing the preparatory committees of the conference, Baloch made it clear that the moot had no political agenda such as the revival of the MMA or formation of an election alliance. “The sole objective of the conference is protection of the Islamic ideology, the Namoos e Risalat (PBUH) and the revival of the Islamic civilisation and values,” he added.

The JI secretary general said that the country had been passing through crises one after the other because of the incompetence of the rulers while political instability and the government policies based on aversion from religion had weakened institutions and national unity. He stressed unity among all the religious forces and those believing in the Pakistan ideology. He also called for a line of action for the nation to safeguard the country’s Islamic character.