PTI President and former Chief Minister of Punjab Parvez Elahi has said that he is completely innocent and has always supported the Pakistan Army.
According to the details, he made the remarks while speaking to reporters before his hearing before a Lahore High Court.
“I am absolutely innocent and I am speaking this by the presence of God Almighty and I have full faith in my judiciary,” Parvez Elahi said.
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“As far as Pakistan forces are concerned, I have been their supporter from the beginning, but this is a moment of concern for them that the people around them are taking the country in which direction,” he further added.
Parvez Elahi also urged PTI workers to stay strong as they are standing for the truth and told them not to back down.
پی ٹی آئی کارکنوں کو پیغام دیتا ہوں پیچھے نہیں ہٹنا، تگڑے ہوجائیں، آپ حق پر ہیں، پرویز الہیٰ کی پیشی کے موقع پر گفتگو۔۔!!! pic.twitter.com/j3mtrkXHwo
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The provincial anti-corruption watchdog arrested Parvez Elahi in relation to a case involving Rs70 million in corruption in development funds allocated for the Gujrat district — in which his bail was rejected.
It should be noted that two cases have been registered in Gujranwala against the former Punjab chief minister on the charges of receiving kickbacks in awarding contracts, while one case has been lodged in Lahore against the former chief minister.
Earlier, a special judge of the anti-corruption court in Lahore issued non-bailable arrest warrants for the former Punjab CM, ordering authorities to produce him by June 2. Two arrest warrants have been issued for the PTI leader. The first one was issued on May 25 after the cancellation of bail while the second one on May 26.
An anti-corruption team earlier had also reached his residence for arrest. However, he could not be arrested.
The Punjab Police and Elite Force had cordoned off the locality around Elahi’s residence, banning exit and entry points to the house.