Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain is equally famous with Mian Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif and many other politicians in Pakistan but with some other reasons alongside the political status. He is known for his humorous and playful style of expression in the political circles. But it is also a fact that his genius in political affairs is widely accepted and he is regarded truly a senior and wise politician. He has always been busy in connecting the scattered parties together.
Shujaat Hussain belongs to an industrialist family of Punjab. The industries of his family are spread in the sectors of textiles, sugar and flour mills and agricultural farms. He started his career as minister of industry in the cabinet of Prime Minister Muhammed Khan Junejo which lasted till 1988. He joined the PML under the leadership of Mian Nawaz Sharif in 1993 and was appointed interior minister in both the terms of Mian Nawaz Sharif from 1990-93 and 1997-99.
Shujaat Hussain left the party of Mian Nawaz Sharif due to some serious differences based on running economy and Kargil invasion. He was appointed 14th prime minister in 2004 for a short period of two months and left space for Mr. Shaukat Aziz. Currently Shaujaat's Party (PML-Q) is the ally of People's Party government.
Son of a Junior Constable, Mr. Zahoor Ilahi, Chaudhry Shujaat rose to prominence through politics. His father left the police service and established a cotton mill and from there they developed their empire gradually. He is a university graduate in business administration. He also went to England to continue his studies.
Chaudhary Shujaat is now the president of his faction of PML which is labeled as PML-Q (Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam. His famous phrases, Roti Shoti Khao and Mitti Pao are very famous as humorous political gossips but regardless of this his wise and genius political capabilities are widely accepted and he is respected in political circles.