LAHORE: In a bid to break the ice, Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain on Sunday met Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi at Lahore Camp Jail.
Shujaat’s son Chaudhry Salik Hussain and Chaudhry Wajahat accompanied Ch Shujaat to the jail to inquire about Elahi’s health. Both the Chaudhrys also discussed the political situation prevailing in the country.
The meeting between the two is significant as Shujaat has been trying for the last several weeks to convince Pervaiz Elahi to quit the PTI and join the PML-Q again so that his ordeal in the jail could come to an end. However, so far the PTI president has not shown his willingness to return to the PML-Q.
It is noteworthy that Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the President of Tehreek-e-Insaf, is currently serving judicial remand in a money laundering case.
The former Punjab executive was apprehended by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on June 26, subsequent to being granted bail in an anti-corruption case.
Separately, the doctors of Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) conducted a medical examination of Pervaiz Elahi in the prison and termed his health as ‘satisfactory’. During their fourth visit, the doctors’ team recommended some medical tests to Elahi.