Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain is a Pakistani politician who served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan for a brief period in 2004. He was born on January 27, 1946, in Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.
Hussain comes from a prominent political family. His father, Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi, was also a prominent politician and served as the Chief Minister of Punjab. Hussain joined politics and became associated with the Pakistan Muslim League (PML), a major political party in Pakistan.
In 2002, after the general elections, the PML formed a coalition government, and Hussain was elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly. However, due to the resignation of Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali as Prime Minister in June 2004, Hussain was appointed as the interim Prime Minister of Pakistan by then-President Pervez Musharraf.
Hussain’s tenure as Prime Minister was short-lived, lasting only from June 30, 2004, to August 28, 2004. During his time in office, he focused on maintaining political stability and managing the affairs of the government. However, his government faced challenges and criticisms, and he stepped down from the position after two months.
After his brief stint as Prime Minister, Hussain continued his political career and held various important positions within the PML. He served as the President of the PML from 2002 to 2013 and played an active role in Pakistani politics. He has also been a member of the National Assembly multiple times.
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain remains an influential figure in Pakistani politics, particularly within the PML. His family continues to play a significant role in the political landscape of Punjab, with his nephew, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, also serving as the Chief Minister of Punjab at different times.