Moonis Elahi appears before FIA, gets questionnaire

Amraiz Khan

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader and son of Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Moonis Elahi on Thursday appeared in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab Zone, Lahore’s office to answer the money laundering charges levelled against him.

A questionnaire was handed to him on the occasion in which he was asked whether he knew Nawaz Bhatti and Mazhar Iqbal; his association with Rahim Yar Khan Sugar Mills; how Makhdoom Umar Shehryar had managed to obtain mills’ license way back in 2007; what he knew about Casecade and Axes capital companies; what was his relation with two other persons nominated in the case namely Muhammad Khan Bhatti and Wajid Khan, and did he have any knowledge about the purchase of shares in the Rahim Yar Khan Sugar Mills in 2013-14? Moonis replied that he had come to know about the money laundering case against him through media reports.

He denied that he had ever been involved in any financial embezzlement, and that all the allegations levelled against him were false, fabricated and baseless. “All my assets are declared in the tax returns I submit to the Income Tax department,” he said, adding that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had already probed his assets.


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