The Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid-e-Azam), or PML-Q is a centrist political party in Pakistan, derived from the original Pakistan Muslim League which had laid foundation of the state of Pakistan. It is widely considered as a centrist to conservative party.
The PML (Q) was the undisputed "King's Party" of General Musharraf's administration. Led by Mian Azhar and later Shujaat Hussain, the party was backed by General Musharraf's government and has been heavily promoted by the Army in Punjab and in Sindh. The PML (Q) started as a small group of half a dozen like-minded people in the PML, including Mian Azhar, Khurshid Kasuri, Abida Hussain and Fakhr Imam in defiance of Nawaz Sharif and his family's monopoly on the party. The group expanded and took the form of the PML (Q). In 2000 and 2001, the Musharraf administration pressured local PML-N leaders and former legislators to defect and join the PML (Q). The majority obliged. In the 2000-2001 non-party local government elections, most of the councilors and district nazims belonged to the PML (Q). At the last legislative elections, 20 October 2002, the party won 25.7% of the popular vote and 69 out of 272 elected members.