LAHORE/RAWALPINDI - A local court on Wednesday sent former Punjab chief minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi to jail on judicial remand in the money laundering case, registered by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) against him and his son Moonis.
Earlier, the FIA authorities produced Chaudhry Parvez Elahi before Judicial Magistrate Ghulam Murtaza Virk. The investigation officer requested the court to grant physical remand of the PTI president for investigation. The FIA's counsel also supported the stance of the investigation officer and submitted that solid evidence was available against Parvez Elahi.
Advocate Rana Intizar represented Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and opposed the remand request. The court, after hearing detailed arguments of the parties, reserved the verdict for a short while. Later, the court announced the reserved verdict and turned down the physical remand request and sent Chaudhry Parvez Elahi to jail on 14-day judicial remand.
The FIA had registered a case against Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, his son Moonis Elahi and others on charges of money laundering. It was alleged that Chaudhry Parvez Elahi committed money laundering through a front man. The FIA authorities rearrested Chaudhry Parvez Elahi after he was released in an illegal recruitment case from jail on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, former aviation minister and PTI leader Ghulam Sarwar Khan was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday in Islamabad in connection to May riots case. According to police officials, the former federal minister was arrested in a joint raid carried out by Pindi and capital police. Rawalpindi police spokesperson Inspector Sajjadul Hassan told reporters that the police also took into custody former National Assembly member Mansoor Hayat Khan and ex-Punjab MPA Ammar Siddique Khan during the raid.