PML-Q leader and former federal minister Moonis Elahi has rejected rumors of him supposedly joining PTI. On the other hand, he has asserted that PTI Chairman Imran Khan is his prime minister.
To clarify, a PTI circular is making the rounds on social media claiming that Moonis Elahi will be the PTI candidate from NA-80 Mandi Bahauddin in the upcoming general elections. Moonis Elahi termed the circular as fake.
The PML-Q leader said that Imran Khan is his prime minister and that working with Asad Umar is also amazing, however, the letter claiming his PTI candidature was fake.
“My Prime Minister is only Imran Khan and working with Asad Umar is amazing. A lot of respect and love for the PTI family, but this is fake,” Moonis Elahi said while sharing the circular.
— Moonis Elahi (@MoonisElahi6) August 19, 2022
To clarify, Moonis Elahi is the son of Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi and is considered to play a major role in bridging strong ties between Parvez Elahi and Imran Khan, which led to Parvez Elahi becoming the PTI candidate during the Punjab CM election.
Moonis Elahi has also, on several occasions, been very vocal about his support for Imran Khan. Like PTI, he openly considers Imran Khan his Prime Minister despite PML-N Shehbaz Sharif holding the post. In fact, PML-N leader and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said PML-Q sided with PTI because of Moonis Elahi.
Corruption charges against Moonis Elahi
Interestingly, as soon as PML-N came into governance, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched a money-laundering probe against Moonis Elahi, blaming him for making properties abroad by allegedly sending money through Hundi and Hawala.
According to details, the FIA has accused Moonis Elahi of embezzling money out of Pakistan. It is also probing suspicious transactions worth Rs250 million regarding the PML-Q leader’s sugar mills.
Meanwhile, Moonis Elahi claimed that the government was punishing him for supporting Imran Khan. Moreover, he blamed PML-N’s Sanaullah for being a key character in filing cases against him.