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PML-Q to remove Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as party chief


LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) has decided to remove party President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and General Secretary Tariq Bashir Cheema.

Senior party leader Senator Kamil Ali Agha while addressing a news conference said that a total of 83 members participated in the meeting in which four to five resolutions were passed.

The CWC met a week after Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari rejected the 10 PML-Q lawmakers’ votes in favour of party leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi in the election for the chief minister on the basis of a letter from Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

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The deputy speaker ruled that the letter had stated that Shujaat, as the PML-Q president, had barred his party’s lawmakers from voting for Elahi.

He then declared Elahi’s rival, Hamza Shehbaz, as the Punjab chief minister. Elahi, however, moved to the Supreme Court, challenging the deputy speaker’s ruling.

Earlier this week on Tuesday, a three-member bench of the apex court struck down Mazari’s ruling and declared Elahi as the winner in the election for Punjab chief ministership.

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