Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain (Urdu
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: چودھری شجاعت حسین) (born January 27, 1946) is a politician from Pakistan
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 who was the Prime Minister
Prime minister
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 of that country from June 30, 2004 until August 28 2004. He hails from the province of the Punjab
Punjab (Pakistan)
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, where his cousin Chaudhry Pervez Elahi served as Chief Minister
Chief Minister of Punjab (Pakistan)
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 from 2002 to 2007.


Chaudhry Shujaat, a graduate of Forman Christian College University, Lahore, became a member of the federal parliament
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 (Majlis-e-Shoora) in 1981 and until 1985 when he contested in the general election from Gujrat on both the National and Punjab Assemblies seats. After the elections he had to vacate his Punjab Assembly seat in favour of the National Assembly seat he had one and he became a member of the then Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Junejo
Muhammad Khan Junejo
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’s cabinet as the Industries Minister. He served a further 4 terms as a member of the national assembly after being elected (1988, 1990, 1997, 2002). He also acted as the parliamentary party leader of the PML-N in the National Assembly. Over the years he held several portfolios as a Federal Minister including Information and Broadcasting (1986), Industries and Production (1987–1988), Interior (1990–1993), and Interior & Narcotics Control (1997–1999).
Chaudhry Shujaat was an active political leader as well, heading the Parliamentary Party of Joint Opposition in the National Assembly from 1988 to 1990. He was President of the Pakistan Muslim League (N)
Pakistan Muslim League (N)
The Pakistan Muslim League is a conservative political party in Pakistan, affiliated with Western conservatism...

 in Punjab from 1997 to 1999, led the Parliamentary Party then called PML-Q beginning in December 2002, was President of the Pakistan Muslim League
Pakistan Muslim League
The Pakistan Muslim League was founded in 1962, as a successor to the previously disbanded Muslim League in Pakistan. Unlike the original PML which ended in 1958 when General Ayub Khan banned all political parties, each subsequent Muslim League was in some way propped by the military dictators of...

 in January 2003 and was elected President of Pakistan Muslim League on May 12 2004.

On the international scene, he has been named an Honorary Consul General in the Republic of Korea (1982) and was awarded Korea's highest diplomatic award Order of the Diplomatic Service Merit "Ueung-in-Metal" for distinguished services in promoting mutual relations between Pakistan and Republic of Korea.

Prime minister of Pakistan

After the Nawaz Sharif government was overthrown by General Pervez Musharraf
Pervez Musharraf
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 on October 12, 1999, several PML-N dissidents formed a group under Mian Muhammad Azhar's leadership. Earlier, Chaudhry Shujaat did not join any group, but after Nawaz Sharif's exile, he also joined Mian Azhar and formed the Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
Pakistan Muslim League (Q)
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 in March 2001. In the general election of October 2002, Chaudhry Shujaat was elected to the National Assembly. He has also been elected unopposed for three years in a row as president of the PML (Q), which was Pakistan's ruling party from 2006 to 2008.

See also

  • Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi
    Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi
    Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi was a politician from Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan. Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi founded a political family of Pakistan....

  • Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain
    Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain
    Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain, also known as "Commander Gujrat", son of Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi, was born in 1960 in Gujrat. He is a graduate of George Washington University in USA where he completed a Bachelors degree in Political Science...

  • Chaudhry Shafaat Hussain
    Chaudhry Shafaat Hussain
    Chaudhry Shafaat Hussain is the current Nazim of the district of Gujrat, Pakistan. He is the younger brother of former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and the son-in-law of the distinguished Pakistani political figure Gul Hameed Khan Rokhri.-References:...

  • Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
    Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi
    Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi , is a Pakistani politician. He was the Chief Minister of Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, from 2002 to 2007. He is a senior leader and Provincial President of Pakistan Muslim League, Punjab....

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