|Chaudhry Moonis Elahi|
12 April 1976 |
|Pakistan Muslim League (Q)|
Chaudhry Moonis Elahi is a Pakistani politician. He is the elder son of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, former Chief Minister of Punjab (Pakistan), nephew of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, and grandson of Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi (Late). Moonis Elahi was born on 12 April 1976 at Lahore. He studied at Lahore American School till 11th grade and from there he moved to the London American School. He then went on to pursue a degree in business from Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania, USA and graduated from there in 1999.
Background and biography
Chaudhry Moonis Elahi was born in Lahore in April 1976. Moonis Elahi's political ancestry stems from both his maternal (grandfather Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi and uncle Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain) and paternal side (father Chaudhry Parvez Elahi). After graduating from the Wharton School of Business in 1999, Moonis Elahi returned to Pakistan to begin his career in his family business.
Chaudhry Moonis Elahi took part in the general elections held on 18 February 2008 for the first time and contested from two provincial constituencies. He was defeated from Lahore and won his native seat PP-110 Gujrat.
On 17 March 2011, Chaudhry Moonis Elahi courted arrest in connection with the NICL case to face the corruption charges of around Rs 320 million brought up against him. In a recent development the eight prosecution witnesses have also denied Moonis Elahi’s association with any of the allegations. The NICL case Investigation Officer of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on being questioned by the court has also categorically stated that ‘no evidence against Moonis Elahi being privy anywhere in the NICL case surfaced during the investigation’.
In general elections 2013, he contested from two provincial constituencies which are PP-110 (Gujrat)and PP-118 (Mandi Bahaudin).
After remaining incarcerated for 219 days Moonis Elahi was honourably acquitted by the District and Sessions Judge Mujahid Mustaqim on Friday, 21 October 2011.
- Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi
- Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan
- Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Ex-Chief Minister of Punjab (Pakistan) from 2002–2007
- Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain
- Chaudhry Shafaat Hussain