Internal dissent breaks PML-Q

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Islamabad, Aug 21: Internal combats led to the break up of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) as the peer group drifted away.

Declaring the last month's party elections 'null and void', the general council unanimously passed a resolution appointing Hamid Nasir Chattha as chairman, Salim Saifullah Khan as president and Humayun Akhtar Khan the secretary general of the dissident group.

Instead of announcing a separate party or a new faction, the group said it was the 'real PML-Q' and that the leadership elected last month was 'illegitimate', the Daily Times reports.

Meanwhile, PML-Q Information Secretary Kamil Ali Agha said his party would not support any move against former President General Pervez Musharraf.

Talking to media persons in a press conference in Lahore, Agha said the PML-Q would not support any anti-Musharraf campaign.

"The party has after all worked with him for five years, and re-elected him as president. Courtesy demands the PML-Q avoids being part of his trial, even verbal," he said.

ANI

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