Former Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Parvez Elahi has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after being terminated from his party membership and removed from his provincial-president post by Chaudhry Shujaat. Elahi, who met with PTI Chairman Imran Khan before the announcement, has been a loyal supporter of Khan and vowed to stand by him through thick and thin. Fawad Chaudhry, PTI Senior Vice President, announced during a press conference in Lahore that the party welcomed Elahi and his aides as they embarked on the path toward a “new Pakistan”. Elahi has been appointed as the PTI’s new president following his insistence, and senior leadership has approved the decision.
Shujaat issued a show-cause notice to Elahi on January 16, suspending his membership after he discussed the possibility of merging his party with the PTI. The statement stated that Elahi did not have the authority to merge the party with PTI. The former Punjab chief minister dissolved the assembly last month at the desire of the PTI chief. Shujaat later issued a statement, banning Elahi from using PML-Q’s name in the future and withdrawing positions of people appointed in the party by the former chief minister.
The political temperature in the country is rising as general elections approach in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Elahi’s move to join PTI could have significant implications for the upcoming elections. However, it remains to be seen how this will play out and what impact it will have on Pakistan’s political landscape.
In conclusion, the recent developments in Pakistan’s political arena have brought significant changes, with Parvez Elahi joining PTI and being appointed as the party’s new president. The implications of this move for the upcoming general elections remain to be seen. The situation in Pakistan’s political arena is complex and dynamic, and it will require close attention to understand how it will evolve in the coming months.