This seat has traditionally seen a tussle between the Chaudhrys with Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar pitched against one another since 1990. The district of Gujrat is also the hometown of Chaudhry Shujaat and Pervaiz Elahi.
In 2002, Chaudhry Shujaat beat PPP’s Mukhtar by 14,177 votes but in 2008, Mukhtar defeated the PML-Q chief by 13,997 votes.
Born in 1945 in Gujrat, Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) Punjab President and former deputy prime minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi hails from a powerful political family. His cousin, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, and his son, Moonis Elahi are part of a family trio which leads PML-Q. You can view a detailed profile of him here.