PML-Q shows unity at Eid rally – Newspaper

GUJRAT: In a bid to dispel the sense of division within the party ranks as well as within the family, PML-Q Chaudhrys showed unity at a rally at Zahoor Elahi’s house on the first day of ugly.

Party leader and householder Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Parvez Elahi addressed their supporters along with Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, his descendant MP Hussain Elahi, Shafay Hussain and Rasikh Elahi, the descendants of Shujaat and Parvez, respectively.

The federal minister Chaudhry Salik Hussain, who is now part of the coalition government led by Shehbaz Sharif and the deputy Chaudhry Moonis Elahi, federal minister of the PTI government which has just been overthrown, were conspicuous by their absence.

Reading his written statement, Shujaat Hussain dismissed reports of differences within the family and warned those who were causing the divisions.

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He said the differences between the children of four families were natural but it was a task for the clan elders to put them on the right track.

“We will never support any oppressor or rectify any mistakes, if any, made by us,” Mr. Hussain said and added that the culture of using abusive language in politics should be eliminated. He praised Moonis Elahi for his efforts in uprising Gujrat through building new roads and bridges and compared him to 16th century Indian ruler Sher Shah Suri.

Addressing the participants, Parvez Elahi commended PTI President Imran Khan for his service to the nation and said Mr. Khan has taken steps for the betterment of the masses and the promotion of religious teachings in the country.

“We all need to stand by Imran Khan,” he said, adding that one should not approach those ministries and portfolios that were not respected.

He said his family and his party are united as differences within the family are a matter of routine.

He said that a wrong decision in selecting the candidate for Nazim’s place in Gujrat district two decades ago constantly harmed the family as the family then wanted to line up Wajahat Hussain for the place but had to change the decision due to some issues.

Mr. Elahi indirectly criticized another family member, Chaudhry Shafaat Hussain, the younger brother of Shujaat Hussain, who was sidelined by the party leadership due to some differences.

Posted in Dawn, May 6, 2022