Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
School of Thought: Sunni
Status: Featured in current year
From humble beginnings, Haq has worked his way up to senior leadership positions in both religious and political parties. He is a former finance minister of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in Pakistan, resigning in protest at US drone strikes. In 2014, Haq was elected Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islaami, one of the most influential Islamic movements in Pakistan. He is also a member of the Pakistani parliament being the Pakistani Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.