Pakistan: The PML-Q petitions the Lahore High Court after the election board suspends the election of the party's new leader.

Kamil Ali Agha (PML-Q) submitted a petition to the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the ECP decision to suspend intra-party polls . Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the party chief, said in his plea that he sent a letter to the deputy speaker of the House of Commons during the election for Punjab, which was based on unconstitutional rules .

Pakistan — Lahore (Pakistan) — ARY News reported that senior leader and Senator of PML-Q Kamil Ali Agha (PML-Q) had submitted a petition to the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the Election Commission's (ECP) decision to suspend intra-party polls for the election of the new party leader and secretary general.Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, the party chief, said in his plea that he sent a letter to the deputy speaker of the House of Commons during the election for Punjab, which was based on unconstitutional rules.According to the plea, the working committee considered Chaudhry Shujaat's instructions as a non-democratic act and decided to remove him from the office.According to the plea, the ECP suspended the decision to hold intra-party polls because there was no meeting of the central executive committee.

According to statutes, the provincial office bearer of any political party does not have such immunity as the party's chief and central secretary-general.According to ARY News, he said the intra-party elections are set for August 10 without the party president and secretary general's permission.According to Senator Agha, the party president Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and General Secretary Tariq Bashir Cheema were removed from their posts on July 29 and the judicial decision of the full court bench had declared the party's election to Pervez Elahi illegal.The meeting also established a five-member electoral commission, headed by Jahangir A Joja, for the intra-party elections.

According to Dawn, the top court declared all appointments made by Hamza Shehbaz illegal and warned his cabinet members to abandon their offices.Interestingly, after party leader Chaudhry Shujaat told the members of his cabinet to vote in favor of Hamza, the Pakistan Supreme Court had allowed Hamza to remain as the trustee chief minister of Punjab until the court resumes the hearing.