ECP rules Shujaat to remain PML-Q president

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday declared that Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain would remain the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q)

The electoral watchdog also stated that the PML-Q central working committee's move to remove Shujaat as party chief was illegal and declared it null and void

It furthered that the elections announced by the central committee were also null and void

Earlier, the ECP had reserved its decision on Shujaat’s plea

In July last year, Pervaiz Elahi’s group had decided to remove Shujaat and General Secretary Tariq Bashir Cheema from the party’s top posts

However, Shujaat had filed an application with the ECP challenging the decision

Read Shujaat, Zardari discuss no-trust vote in NA Recently, rifts between the PML-Q widened as the party elected Wajahat Hussain as its central president, formally ending the 19-year rule of his brother Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain, while retaining former chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as the party’s Punjab president

The decision was taken at PML-Q’s General Council meeting at Muslim League House in Lahore

Party officials and leaders from Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan participated in the meeting along with PML-Q officials from Azad Jammu and Kashmir

The council had also removed Shujaat’s close aide Tariq Bashir Cheema and elected Kamil Ali Agha as the central secretary general of the party

Further, Pervaiz was elected unopposed as PML-Q Punjab president

Date:01-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link