LAHORE: Former Punjab chief minister (CM) Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has been appointed as president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), ARY News reported on Tuesday.
A notification to this effect has been issued after an approval from former prime minister and PTI chairman Imran Khan.
It is pertinent to mention here that Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and ten other ex-Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid MPAs formally joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) following Imran Khan’s offer to merge PML-Q with PTI.
“Former Punjab CM and his associates have joined PTI”, Fawad Chaudhry said, adding that Elahi and his associates made sacrificed to stand with Tehreek-e-Insaf. He announced that Pervaiz Elahi will be the PTI President.
Taking over the presser, Elahi vowed to stand firmly with Imran Khan, saying that they will continue to work for betterment of the country.
The termination of Pervaiz Elahi’s party membership was made at a time when the former Punjab chief minister and his supporters announced a merger with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Following Pervaiz Elahi’s move, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain – the PML-Q president – issued a show-cause notice on January 16. Elahi had also been served a notice for summoning a session in Lahore on January 26.
The PML-Q got divided into two groups over the issue of joining hands with the PTI and PML-N. Pervaiz Elahi and his son Moonis Elahi joined hands with Imran Khan while Chaudhry Shujjat, his son Ch Salik and former federal minister in the PTI government supported the PML-N.