Accountability proceedings took a step forward as an accountability court decided to extend the physical remand of former Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi until September 2 on Tuesday.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is leading the case, alleging Parvez Elahi’s involvement in corruption related to several development projects.
The day began with accountability court judge Sajid Ali Awan considering a plea concerning the physical remand of the PTI leader. After his previous physical remand concluded, Parvez Elahi was presented in court regarding a case of alleged corruption involving billions of rupees in development initiatives.
The NAB Lahore’s investigation team brought the former Punjab chief minister before the court, with the judge requesting an update on the progress of the investigation so far.
Parvez Elahi faces allegations of engaging in corruption amounting to billions of rupees in connection to development projects. Another accused individual, Sohail Asghar Awan, will also be brought before the court.
Notably, the Lahore High Court has upheld the single bench’s decision not to arrest PTI President Parvez Elahi in any undisclosed cases. A two-member LHC bench, led by Justice Muhammad Waheed Khan, announced this verdict while considering bail for the former chief minister in specific cases. The Punjab government had appealed the single bench’s ruling in the higher court.