The accountability court of Lahore has extended the physical remand of former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi till September 2.
The court was hearing a case of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regarding alleged corruption in development schemes.
It has sought the investigation report from the NAB on the next hearing.
Elahi had also challenged his arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Lahore High Court. The Punjab IGP, NAB, FIA and others have been made parties in the petition.
The petition maintains that the NAB illegally issued an arrest warrant and executed it.
The bureau also illegally upgraded the inquiry to an investigation. It did not even give a call-up notice nor did it give time to submit a statement.
The petition requests the Lahore High Court to declare the arrest by the NAB null and void.
The court should issue an order to stop Parvez Elahi’s arrest in any undisclosed case.
During the proceedings in a NAB case of alleged corruption in development schemes against the former CM, lawyer Amjad Pervaiz said if Moonis Elahi committed a wrongful act, his father could not be held responsible for it.
Moonis Elahi is independent and self-reliant in his work. Higher court verdicts also say the same, he told the accountability court.
The prosecution has made some huge allegations, the counsel says, adding that they should be asked to provide documents related to the allegations too.
The accountability court of Lahore has reserved its verdict on the application for the physical remand of Elahi. The NAB sought the PTI president’s physical remand.
Elahi’s lawyer requested for declaring his client’s arrest illegal.
In a report prepared by the NAB, it was revealed that PTI President Elahi misused his office during his stint as the chief minister and had 116 schemes approved for his hometown of Gujrat.