PTI president Ch Pervaiz Elahi arrested

 Ch Pervaiz Elahi arrested by Anti Corruption Establishment Punjab from Lahore today 

The former Chief Minister Punjab and president PTI Ch Pervaiz Elahi has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) with the help of Punjab Police on Thursday.  He was arrested from outside his Lahore residence. Elahi was appointed as the PTI president in March this year only a month after him along with 10 former MPAs left the PML-Q to join the PTI.

Pervaiz Elahi was wanted by the Anti-Corruption Establishment in two corruption cases. The police had conducted several raids during the past few days to arrest the PTI leader but returned empty-handed. The development came after an anti-corruption court last week discarded his interim bail over his failure to appear before the court citing health issues.

His arrest was required in the Rs 70 million corruption case related to the embezzlement of development funds allocated for the Gujrat district.

The anti-corruption court judge declared that his medical certificate bogus which claimed that Elahi had been experiencing chest pain. The anti-corruption spokesperson in a statement said Elahi was taken into custody while trying to flee and added that he was wanted in various corruption cases.

The spokesperson also said that Elahi was arrested as his bail was discarded by the court for submitting a fake medical certificate.

The interim Punjab information minister Amir Mir confirmed that " Elahi has been arrested from the Zahoor Elahi Road. He was arrested while trying to flee," the minister told a private news channel. "Several raids were carried out at his residence. He was wanted. Today, out of the blue, a couple of bullet-proof cars came out [of the house]. He was in one of the cars."

Mir said that law enforcers tried to stop and check the bullet-proof cars at a check-post. The minister said that the former chief minister resisted the arrest and was not opening door of his bullet-proof vehicle, therefore, the law enforcers had to break the side mirror of his vehicle.


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