NAB implicates Moonis Elahi in corruption, money laundering charges

Moonis Elahi

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has released its findings from an inquiry into allegations of corruption and money laundering against Moonis Elahi, a prominent leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.

The inquiry report sheds light on a case involving kickbacks and corruption related to government contracts.

In a parallel investigation, NAB is also scrutinizing Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, the President of PTI and father of Moonis Elahi, in connection with the same case.

The report reveals that Moonis Elahi’s involvement in corrupt practices and money laundering has been substantiated. The investigation indicates that kickbacks were channeled through intermediaries, including Azmat Hayat and secretary Sohail Asghar, disguised as contracts.

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These findings underscore a substantial surge in Moonis Elahi’s assets coinciding with his father’s assumption of the role of Punjab Chief Minister.

Notably, the investigation uncovers significant deposits of both domestic and foreign currency into Moonis Elahi’s bank accounts since July 2022.

Moreover, post-July 2022, he acquired over 384 kanals of agricultural land for a sum of Rs72 million, allegedly utilizing funds obtained from kickbacks and bribes. The origins of these funds are under scrutiny.

The NAB report also highlights that Moonis Elahi leveraged his father’s position as Chief Minister to facilitate the awarding of contracts to his preferred contractors in Gujrat, subsequently receiving bribes in return.

Consequently, the report concludes that Moonis Elahi engaged in acts of corruption, including money laundering and abuse of his father’s political influence for personal gain. The investigation underscores the importance of ensuring transparency and accountability within the realm of government contracts and public office.

Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, the former Chief Minister, currently remains in NAB custody due to his alleged involvement in receiving kickbacks in connection to government contracts.

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