Moonis Elahi

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Chaudhry Moonis Elahi
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Born (1976-04-12) 12 April 1976 (age 40)
Lahore, Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Muslim League (Q)

Moonis Elahi is a Pakistani politician. He is the elder son of Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, former Chief Minister of Punjab (Pakistan) and former deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan. He is the nephew of Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, and grandson of Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi (Late), a highly prominent politician of his time.[1]

Background and biography[edit]

Moonis Elahi ( مونس الہی ) was born on 12 April 1976 in Lahore. He studied at Lahore American School till 11th grade. He graduated from TASIS, The American School in England, London. He obtained his BBA degree in business from Wharton School of Business, Pennsylvania, United States. On his return to Pakistan in 1999, Moonis Elahi joined his family business.[2]

Political career[edit]

Moonis Elahi began his political career by participating in the General Election held in Pakistan on 18 February 2008 by contesting from two provincial constituencies of Punjab. He narrowly lost from Lahore PP-152 but won with an overwhelming majority from his ancestral seat of PP-110, Gujrat.

Moonis Elahi returned to the Punjab Assembly even more emphatically in the 2013 General Election when he won from two provincial constituencies of PP-110 Gujrat and PP-118 Mandi Bahauddin. He retained his PP-110 Gujrat seat.

Acquittal[edit]

On 17 March 2011, Moonis Elahi voluntarily surrendered himself to face a politically motivated case leveled against him. After 9 months protracted case proceedings, Justice ultimately prevailed when after hearing all parties and taking into account all facts brought before the court, Moonis Elahi was cleared of the accusations framed against him, by the honorable District & Sessions Judge, Lahore / Judge Special Court, Mr. Mujahid Mustaqeem Ahmad on 21 October 2011. The learned court in its order stated “…During cross examination of (PW.2 Basharat M. Shahzad, Deputy Director FIA/CBC, Lahore cum Investigating Officer) he conceded that during investigation of case FIR No.24 of 2010, no material establishing any nexus of Moonis Elahi accused (with that case) came to his knowledge”.[3] (Para 23. Moonis Elahi Vs The State, Case FIR No.05. Dated 27.01.2011. Application on Behalf of Moonis Elahi Under Section 249-A Cr.P.C in the Court of District & Sessions Judge, Lahore / Judge Special Court (Offences in Banks) Punjab, Lahore).

The learned court in its acquittal order stated “The golden principles laid down in celebrated precedents, referred supra, and the dictates of justice demand that the accused be acquitted / set at liberty and be saved from protracted”.[4] (Para 27. Moonis Elahi Vs The State, Case FIR No.05. Dated 27.01.2011. Application on Behalf of Moonis Elahi Under Section 249-A Cr.P.C in the Court of District & Sessions Judge, Lahore / Judge Special Court (Offences in Banks) Punjab, Lahore).

Despite a clear court decision proving Moonis Elahi’s innocence, the accounts of his family owned companies remained frozen in a separate case till 2015. Finally, the Accountability Court Judge, Mr. Mahboob Qadir Shah in his decision dated 27 February 2015 defroze the accounts of the said companies stating "That accused Moonis Elahi and his family members have been dragged as political victimization. It is anomalous that none of the directors / share-holders / officers or agents of the both companies were initially nominated but at a belated stage Moonis Elahi was all of a sudden implicated in the reference." [5] (State Vs. Muhammad Maalik Etc. A.C. Reference No. 06 & 07/2014 in the Court of Mr. Mahboob Qadir Shah, Judge, Accountability Court No.11, Lahore).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mooniselahi.org/biography-of-moonis-elahi/
  2. ^ http://mooniselahi.org/biography-of-moonis-elahi/
  3. ^ Para 23. Moonis Elahi Vs The State, Case FIR No.05. Dated 27.01.2011. Application on Behalf of Moonis Elahi Under Section 249-A Cr.P.C in the Court of District & Sessions Judge, Lahore / Judge Special Court (Offences in Banks) Punjab, Lahore
  4. ^ Para 27. Moonis Elahi Vs The State, Case FIR No.05. Dated 27.01.2011. Application on Behalf of Moonis Elahi Under Section 249-A Cr.P.C in the Court of District & Sessions Judge, Lahore / Judge Special Court (Offences in Banks) Punjab, Lahore
  5. ^ State Vs. Muhammad Maalik Etc. A.C. Reference No. 06 & 07/2014 in the Court of Mr. Mahboob Qadir Shah, Judge, Accountability Court No.11, Lahore

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