At least 50% of PML-Q MPs in Punjab communicate with Chaudhry Shujaat, the party’s leader. Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, the province’s chief minister, is a close ally of the PTI.When Shujaat chose not to support Elahi for the CM position earlier this year, the two, who were formerly thought to be exceptionally close, started to drift apart.
Elahi and his party allies also made an attempt to depose Shujaat as president, but he convinced the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to thwart their plot.In addition to working to stop the devastating floods, the federal administration is considering toppling the Punjabi government.
The majority of the party’s lawmakers, according to the sources who spoke to the publication, have endorsed Shujaat’s actions, placing PTI at risk of losing the Punjab government once more.
In a recent speech at a public event in Chishtian, Punjab, the former prime minister Khan claimed that a plot to overthrow the Punjab government was in the works and that threats were also being made against him by “Mr X and Mr Y.”
When Chaudhry Shujaat declined to supporting Elahi during the election for Punjab chief minister, declaring that he would not support PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s candidate — even if it was his cousin—the party’s divisions were apparent.