Moonis Elahi appears before FIA in Rs720 million money laundering case

PML-Q leader terms case against him political victimization

Former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Moonis Elahi on Thursday appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Lahore.

Moonis Elahi appeared before the investigative agency in a case of money laundering of Rs720 million, which was initiated by FIA against him after a report was filed by the agency’s anti-corruption circle. According to media reports, FIA had prepared a questionnaire pertaining to the money laundering scam that had been handed over to Moonis.

Moonis Elahi had moved a petition to the special central court of Lahore for pre-arrest bail but that was dismissed. The court had raised the issue that the petitioner should first go to the concerned forum.

Talking to journalists outside the FIA Lahore office, Moonis Elahi said that he had come there to cooperate in the interrogation of a fake case against him. He said that there had been political victimization carried out by the government.

Previously, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah had said that the money laundering case of Rs720 million was registered as a result of an inquiry by the sugar commission.