LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, who’s presently in custody on costs of purportedly finishing up illicit appointments within the Punjab Meeting, was produced earlier than a neighborhood court docket in Lahore right this moment (Sunday).
After being granted aid in two corruption circumstances by a neighborhood court docket in Gujranwala, the previous Punjab chief minister was arrested for the third time a day earlier by the provincial Anti-Corruption Institution (ACE).
Below tight safety measures, officers from ACE introduced Elahi earlier than a judicial Justice of the Peace on the district kacheri court docket within the provincial capital. Representing him on the listening to will probably be his counsel Rana Intezar, who can be the president of the Lahore Bar Affiliation.
Whereas the previous chief minister was introduced in obligation Justice of the Peace Ghulam Murtaza’s courtroom, he was not introduced earlier than him.
Talking to reporters within the district kacheri, Elahi mentioned it doesn’t matter what number of circumstances are booked towards him. “Even when ten or hundred circumstances are booked, it doesn’t matter.”
Addressing PTI leaders, employees and supporters, the previous Punjab chief minister urged combating with “absolute braveness” and informed them to not fear in any respect.
“You might be on the forefront of the conflict for rights, fact, faith, and Pakistan. Cling in there and struggle on,” Elahi mentioned.
In his bid to refute the allegations towards him within the circumstances, the PTI president mentioned that the federal government will acquire nothing out of their lies.
In the meantime, Punjab Meeting Secretary Rai Mumtaz Hussain, who had been arrested in reference to the unlawful recruitment, may also be introduced in a neighborhood court docket right this moment.
The case of unlawful appointments
Based on the main points offered by an ACE spokesperson, Elahi made 12 unlawful recruitments in Punjab Meeting on grade 17 positions.
The candidates had been recruited within the provincial meeting by altering the data. “The unlawful recruitments had been made by pretend testing providers,” mentioned the spokesperson.
He mentioned that the investigation by the ACE proved that pretend recruitments had been made in Punjab Meeting, including that the anti-corruption has additionally arrested Secretary Rai Mumtaz Hussain in reference to this case on the premise of proof.
“Rai Mumtaz was concerned in a pretend recruiting course of with Parvez Elahi,” he mentioned.
Elahi’s arrest and re-arrests
It could be famous that Elahi was initially arrested on Thursday (June 1) from outdoors his residence in an Rs70 million graft case associated to the embezzlement of improvement funds allotted for the Gujrat district.
After a district court docket in Lahore ordered his launch on Friday, the PTI president was arrested once more in a corruption case registered towards him in Gujranwala by Punjab ACE.
He was then introduced earlier than a court docket in Gujranwala on Saturday, which later discharged him within the two corruption circumstances registered within the district’s anti-corruption police station for allegedly taking kickbacks within the improvement funds allotted for the development of roads in Gujrat.
Nevertheless, he was re-arrested by anti-corruption personnel minutes later, in a case registered towards him for the alleged unlawful recruitment within the Punjab Meeting when he was the speaker.