Pervaiz Elahi joins PTI over Shujaat’s membership


LAHORE — Former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Tuesday joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), hours after his party membership was terminated by PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.

At a joint press conference, former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry and Parvez Elahi made the announcement.

Fawad Chaudhry, who is PTI’s Senior Vice President, said that the entire party welcomes Elahi and his aides as they have now set on the path towards a “new Pakistan”. “Parvez Elahi has rendered sacrifices and stood by Imran Khan through thick and thin.”

Fawad also shared that the party has also decided to appoint the former PML-Q leader as PTI’s president.

Elahi said that the PTI chief has promised of appointing him as the party’s president due to his sacrifices during the party’s tough times.

Elahi, who has joined PTI with his 10 close aides, said he will continue serving the people under the leadership of Imran Khan.

Earlier today, Elahi’s cousin Chaudhry Shujaat sacked him as the PML-Q’s Punjab president and revoked his basic membership.

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