PML-Q removes Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as party President
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has decided to remove Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain from the post of party president due to ill health.
This development has come after Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as the party chief wrote a letter to PML-Q lawmakers in Punjab not to vote for his cousin, Parvez Elahi, in the recent chief minister’s election.
The Central Working Committee (CWC) claimed that the PML-Q chief was unable to take wise decisions for the party due to his ill health and that Tariq Bashir Cheema was conspiring against the party and using it for his personal interests.
“It has become necessary to isolate Ch Shujaat to save the party from destruction,” said Kamil Ali Agha while talking to the media after the CWC meeting. Ch Shujaat has been the PML-Q president for the last two decades after Mian Azhar. He also served as a prime minister and senator.
In the meeting of the Central Working Committee of Muslim League (Q) chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha, it was decided that new elections will be held for party head position within 10 days.
The CWC also constituted an election body headed by Advocate Jehangir A Jhojha. Noted PML-Q figures who attended the meeting included the former Gujrat district nazim and younger brother of Chaudhry Shujaat, Chaudhry Shafat Hussain, Jehangir Jhoja and Khadija Umer Farooqi.
The Central Working Committee decided that Jahangir A. Jhoja will also oversee the organizational and administrative affairs of the party till the intra-party elections are held.