Lahore High Court orders the appearance of Parvez Elahi before the court


The Lahore High Court (LHC) issued orders during a hearing for a contempt plea regarding the arrest of Parvez Elahi despite previous court orders.

During the hearing, the court stated it would issue a separate contempt notice to the Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad for failing to present Parvez Elahi before the court.

The court questioned whether officers only have to appear in Islamabad courts, suggesting that this court should be closed if that is the case.

The bench raised concerns about officers appearing in courts in the federal capital when the alleged crime took place in Punjab.

The LHC ordered that Parvez Elahi must be presented before the court at the next hearing, no matter what.

In September, the Punjab anti-corruption department re-arrested former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi in Islamabad, preventing his release from Adiala Jail in a terrorism case.

It was also reported in October that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had finalized corruption references against six individuals, including the president of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and his son Moonis Elahi.

The former chief minister, Moonis Elahi, Muhammad Khan Bhatti, and others are accused of accepting kickbacks in development packages announced for Gujrat totaling Rs72 billion.


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