As rumors of a fissure among Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders circulated after the party announced to side with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, party president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Tuesday rejected such a notion and said that his family and party were on the “same page”.
According to a statement, Shujaat said that all decisions were taken after consultation with him and that he had provided his “full support”. On Monday, reports circulated of a split among the party leadership over its backing of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the no-trust motion, after party leader Tariq Cheema stepped down from his post as federal minister.
“Our family has been in politics for the last 50 years not only in Punjab but across Pakistan,” he said, vowing that all decisions were taken with his consultation.
According to reports, meetings in the Chaudhry family went on till late at night after the controversy. Tariq Bahir Cheema announced that he had resigned with the approval of the party president and would not vote in favor of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the no-trust motion.
Out of the total five seats in the National Assembly from PML-Q, four are motivated to support PTI while Cheema said that he would support the opposition.