‘Nawaz behind anti-Moonis drive’


LAHORE: PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said that revengeful Nawaz Sharif is the master conspirator behind the plot against Moonis Elahi.
He said Sharifs had forgotten that his family had provided relief to them on various occasions. “We even went to the extent of helping out Ikram, a manager of one of their sugar mills, but the Sharif family is bent upon testifying to the saying of Hazrat Ali (RA), “Fear those to whom you show mercy.”
He was addressing a hurriedly-called press conference at his residence Friday. Kamil Ali Agha, Chaudhry Zaheeruddin Khan, Muhammad Basharat Raja and Akram Chaudhry were also present.
He said Moonis Elahi’s name was not in the FIR and the nominated accused in the case had categorically denied his direct or indirect involvement in the deal. “Nawaz Sharif is behind this conspiracy and the FIA is taking directions from Jati Umra instead of Islamabad. The Sharifs should commit as much cruelty as they can bear,” he said.
Zafar Qureshi, an FIA official, concealed Mohsin Warraich’s official statement from the Supreme Court and provided fabricated information to the media, Shujaat further alleged. He said the unlawful steps and the FIA’s dubious role were the main reasons for delay in Moonis Elahi’s return.
Shujaat said the land deal between NICL and Habib Ullah Warraich and his son Mohsin Warraich was cancelled when the Supreme Court took suo motu action and it was agreed that all the payments received against the land in question would be returned to NICL. He said the deal was investigated by Zafar Qureshi and challan submitted in the court. Later, Moonis Elahi was wrongly implicated in the case, he added.
“Zafar Qureshi, the investigation officer in the case, was a grade-19 civil servant during the era of Chief Minsiter Pervaiz Elahi, who got promotion to grade-20 on the recommendation of the then prime minister Shaukat Aziz. The then Federal Public Service Commission chairman, Gen (retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kayani, strongly objected to his illegalpromotion. The present government promoted Zafar Qureshi from grade-20 to 21,” he stated. “Zafar Qureshi concealed the facts in the case and, suddenly, Moonis Elahi’s manager was arrested and tortured to extract a ‘desirable’ statement. Though, the manager rebutted his statement in the court, Moonis Elahi was implicated and summons were issued against him,” he lamented.