Chaudhry Parvez Elahi granted bail in money laundering case 

Chaudhry Parvez Elahi granted bail in money laundering case 

Lahore (Web Desk): A Lahore court on Saturday approved Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) president and former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi's bail in money laundering case.

On June 20 , the former Punjab chief minister was granted post-arrest bail by an anti-corruption court in Lahore in a case regarding the illegal recruitments in the Punjab Assembly.

However, a new case was registered against the PTI president and his son Moonis Elahi on charges of money laundering within hours of the release orders and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested him on June 21.

The case against Parvez and Moonis includes charges of fraud, money laundering, and corruption. It is alleged that the father-son duo concealed billions of rupees in five Panama-based companies.

Elahi was taken into custody from jail by the FIA officials, who was then taken to Services General Hospital in Lahore for medical examination.

Later, the agency presented Parvez Elahi to the district court and sought his 14-day physical remand.

The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) in Gujranwala had arrested former Punjab CM earlier this month for allegedly taking Rs15 million in bribes as the speaker of the Punjab Assembly for making out-of-merit appointments on grade-17 posts in the provincial assembly.

The PTI president was subsequently sent to jail on judicial remand for 14 days.