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PML-Q President Ch Shujat Hussain has said that the election results in Punjab are contrary to the expectations of millions of voters whereas senior central leader and former deputy prime minister Ch Pervaiz Elahi has thanked the people of the area for vigorously supporting him and Moonis Elahi.

Both the leaders said this on Sunday while talking to media people at their residence in Gujrat. On this occasion, PML Secretary General Mushahid Hussain Sayed, newly-elected member of the Punjab Assembly, Moonis Elahi, Salik Hussain and other leaders were also present.

Pervaiz Elahi who has been elected with a big margin from NA-105, Gujrat, said the people of the area had fully supported them, which was an honour for their family.  He vowed to continue serving the people.

He said: “NA-105 seat is our family seat from the time of Ch Zahoor Elahi. I have contested election from this seat for the first time; previously, Ch Shujaat Hussain was elected an MNA from here five times. This day is surely an occasion of happiness for the people of Gujrat and our family.”

Elahi further said Moonis Elahi had won the election from PP-110, Gujrat, whereas in 2008 he was elected from PP-118, Mandi Bahauddin. He expressed heartfelt gratitude to all elders, brothers, well-wishers and people of the area on behalf of his party and family. Moonis was elected with a margin of 23,000 and 24,000 votes from Mandi Bahauddin and Gujrat, respectively.

Shujaat Hussain, in response to a question, said on the polling day, voters were coming to polling stations in a large number and stood in queues for four hours, hoping that a change would come, but when the results came, these were contrary to their expectations. “Let us wait and see what happens next,” he said.

PML-Q Secretary General Mushahid Hussain felicitated Ch Shujaat Hussain and Ch Pervaiz Elahi on the success and on running neat and clean election campaign. He claimed their party believed in political and democratic values. “We will play a positive role in the progress and development of Pakistan in the days ahead.