New leader: Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat elects new president

Published: May 7, 2012

Allama Muhammad Ahmed Ludhyanvi has been elected the president of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ) for next 3 years. PHOTO: IRFAN ALI/EXPRESS

LAHORE: 

Allama Muhammad Ahmed Ludhyanvi has been elected the president of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat (ASWJ) for the next three years, The Express Tribune has learnt. Ludyhanvi was elected unopposed during the 28th meeting of the Shura of ASWJ, which formerly operated as the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), on Sunday.

According to ASWJ sources, as many as 250 members of the Shura, comprising district presidents as well as office bearers of provincial and central bodies, participated in the election process.

The Shura also passed a unanimous resolution expressing confidence in ASWJ General Secretary Dr Khadim Hussain Dhilloon, the outfit’s media coordinator, Ubaidullah Usmani, told The Express Tribune.

Usmani said the new president will dissolve all central, provincial, district and unit bodies within a week.

Till the completion of the election process, its conveners will take charge of organizational affairs. The election and membership processes are expected to be completed in three months, Usmani added. .

Published in The Express Tribune, May 7th, 2012.

Reader Comments (17)

  • SaQiB
    May 7, 2012 - 10:15AM

    MAA SHA’ALLAH………. all the best for the new president…..

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  • Naeem Siddiqui
    May 7, 2012 - 11:53AM

    A gang of secterian terrorists ‘elected/selected’ the terrorist in cheif. This is pathetic how terrorist gangs change their name after being ban and keep functioning.

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  • Aley
    May 7, 2012 - 11:57AM

    Head of Killers…must be put to gallows..pity on poor people of Pakistan

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  • May 7, 2012 - 11:59AM

    now liberals will start bashing democratic process

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  • us_roamer
    May 7, 2012 - 12:23PM

    Terrorist Organization work freely in Pakistan……how weird

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  • Abdullah
    May 7, 2012 - 12:39PM

    May Allah help him continue the great mission by Allah’s grace

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  • true muslim
    May 7, 2012 - 12:49PM

    I wish people start following reall islam, not mullahs. Look at these banned militants who openly electing and selecting their warlords.

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  • Amman1
    May 7, 2012 - 1:55PM

    if you see the picture…we see the microphones from almost every news channel; and a question comes to my mind that if we know that if it is a banned outfit….and they are functional by just changing their name then why we are giving them that much importance that our pathetic media is covering them….and sorry for this newspaper as well…you people are also the a sheep in the herd…..

    its just a thought that what if there was not a single microphone of any news channel….THINK ABOUT IT

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  • Hamid
    May 7, 2012 - 1:58PM

    Opportunity missed !!! where did this meeting take place. All terrorists gathered under one roof. If I would have known should have sent a Drone their.

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  • abs
    May 7, 2012 - 2:03PM

    I m sure the only menifesto requirement for presidentship candidate is willingness / potential of how much more harm you can make to other sects in the name of religon and elections must hav been observed closely by Saudis

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  • Sonya
    May 7, 2012 - 2:25PM

    We need a medium to long term de-radicalization programme funded by own resources rather than USAID or King Abdullah.

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  • Abdullah
    May 7, 2012 - 4:39PM

    @us_roamer, what about terrorists endorsing drone strikes killing innocent civilians ?

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  • Gilgiti
    May 7, 2012 - 6:28PM

    ASWJ is not Spahi shaba this is the name of Majority Muslim in pakistan may be this gang will not represent them but the majority of Pakistan and as per 1973 the official sec is ASWJ and all Gov department following this path only.

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  • Sajida
    May 7, 2012 - 9:19PM

    These nasty people are a blight on the religion. They are also suffering from an intelligence deficit as they lack any of the spirit of the early Muslims. They have no clue what made the religion grow. Hint:It was not being as closed mindedness as they are. Muslims of Spain were key to the European Renaissance, something thee people would be totally incapable of.

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  • May 8, 2012 - 1:17PM

    Terrorist is a terrorist – no matter what name or shape he adopts.

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  • AIN
    May 8, 2012 - 2:43PM

    @Naeem Siddiqui:
    Veru true!!!

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  • Hassan
    May 8, 2012 - 3:13PM

    A clever move by sipah e sahaba by naming there organisation ahle sunnah wal jamaat, as if to say they represent people of that denomination. We all know what they really are TROUBLE… A majority of ahle sunnah do not support them and insallah never will.

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