When Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the leader of the PML-Q, decided not to support the PTI’s candidate for the chief minister of Punjab, his own relative Pervez Elahi, Senior Vice President of the PTI Fawad Chaudhry claimed that the former prime minister’s decision-making capacity is “limited due to his illness.”
The PTI and PML-Q appeared to have the numbers necessary to win the CM Punjab poll yesterday, but at the last minute, Shujaat requested that his party’s MPAs vote in favour of Hamza Shahbaz.
Nevertheless, the MPs decided to support Elahi, the joint candidate of the PML-Q and PTI and did so in consideration of the Supreme Court’s ruling. Elahi initially managed to win 186 votes, however following the deputy speaker’s decision, the PML-Q leader only secured 176 votes, while Hamza won 179.
After the outcome, Elahi appealed the decision to the Supreme Court. Fawad said that Shujaat’s thumbprints “were taken on a blank page.”