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.