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Moonis case hearing adjourned

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Moonis Elahi indictment in the National Insurance Corporation (NICL) case delayed until May 3.
Moonis Elahi was presented before a banking court in the National Insurance Corporation (NICL) case here on Tuesday but hearing was adjourned.
Moonis was expected to be indicted in the case on Tuesday, but the Federal Investigation Authorities (FIA) told the court that the investigation officer was busy in the Lahore High Court,

Moonis is guilty as charged, FIA tells SC

ISLAMABAD - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday informed the Supreme Court that available documentary evidence incriminated MPA Moonis Elahi, son of PML-Q leader Pervez Elahi, of involvement in the NICL scam.
The FIA also informed the court that Rs 1.68 billion had so far been recovered, while efforts were underway for recovery of the remaining Rs 42 million. Appearing on notice, FIA Additional Director General Zafar Qureshi submitted a progress report on the scam

Moonis handed over challan in NICL case

LAHORE - A special judge banking offence (central) on Monday adjourned the hearing of the NICL scam against Moonis Elahi until April 19. Earlier, the court provided the accused with copies of the challan that was submitted on orders of the judge. As per details, FIA produced Moonis in the court seeking adjournment for preparing the challan against the accused. The defence lawyer argued that FIA was deliberately delaying the proceedings to mentally torture the accused.
He further

PML-Q raps FIA for ‘maligning’ Moonis

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid Information Secretary Kamil Ali Agha and party's parliamentary leader in the Punjab Assembly on Monday condemned the FIA's Additional Director General Zafar Ahmad Qureshi's accusation against Moonis Elahi. In a statement issued on Monday they said that despite all out efforts, the FIA had failed to produce any proof of Moonis Elahi's corruption and all the accusations were part of 'baseless' media trial.

FIA failed to prove allegations against Moonis, claims defence lawyer

LAHORE - The FIA has failure in implicating my client in the NICL land deal, Moonis Elahis' defence lawyer said. He said the FIA is concocting stories to malign Elahi's reputation. Commenting on the 14 days physical remand, he said the FIA had used all methods in the book but were unable to come up with evidence against Moonis Elahi. He said that this was undeniable proof of Moonis Elahi's innocence.
Moonis Elahi's defence lawyer said that it was now evident to all that the

Moonis sent to rest house on judicial remand

LAHORE - Judicial Magistrate Irfan Basra on Friday sent former Punjab chief minister Pervaiz Elahi's son Moonis Elahi on judicial remand until April 15. However instead of being shifted to the jail, Moonis was moved into a NADRA rest house "due to his security concerns and sensitivities of his political affiliation".
Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) authorities produced the accused who is allegedly involved in the National Insurance Corporation scam in court after completion of

Moonis Elahi’s remand extended

LAHORE - Local judicial magistrate Irfan Basra on Monday extended the physical remand of Moonis Elahi involved in National Insurance Corporation Scam till April 1. Earlier, FIA authorities produced the accused before the court to obtain an extension in his physical remand after the completion of earlier ten day remand. During the hearing defence counsel Muhammad Iqbal Bhatti argued that the FIA was unable to recover a single rupee from Moonis Elahi during the ten day physical remand

Moonis’ remand extended

LAHORE - A local court extended the physical remand of detained Pakistan Muslim League leader Moonis Elahi on FIA's insistence for four more days.
Moonis was presented before the court by FIA at the end of his 10 days remand. FIA officials informed the court that the investigation was still in progress and sought an extension in the remand.
A four-day extension was granted.
The courtyard of the Lahore district courts was jam-packed with the PML leaders, workers and

Moonis to stay with FIA for another four days

LAHORE - Local Judicial Magistrate Ikhtisham Sadiq on Thursday extended the physical remand of Moonis Elahi, involved in National Insurance Corporation Scam, until March 28. Earlier, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced Moonis in court to get extension in his physical remand after the completion of the second term of his remand. During the hearing, defense counsel, Muhammad Iqbal Bhatti, argued that Moonis was innocent and was being politically victimized. He said that Moonis

Moonis Elahi’s remand extended

LAHORE - Judicial Magistrate Ikhtisham Sadiq on Monday extended Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Chaudhry Moonis Elahi's physical remand until March 24 for his alleged involvement in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) land scam. Earlier, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented the accused in court to get an extension in his physical remand after completion of three days.
During the hearing, Moonis' counsel said that his

Stop politicising Moonis case: Zaheer

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) parliamentary leader in Punjab Assembly Chaudhary Zaheer-ud-Din while calling the case of Monis Elahi a 20/20 match asked institutions and politicians to refrain from politicizing the Moonis case. He expressed these views while talking to the media outside the on the occasion of Moonis appearance in the court on Monday. Without making public the political motives of the government behind Moonis case, he claimed that son of former chief minister

‘Govt trying to influence probe against Moonis’

LAHORE - The Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam has accused the Punjab government of trying to influence the investigation against Moonis Elahi.
In a press conference at Muslim League House on Sunday PML-Q leader Kamil Ali Agha Kamil Ali Agha said the cases were registered against Moonis when he was away from Pakistan. He said that Moonis had returned to face the cases which showed that he had nothing to do hide.
Kamil alleged that FIA Additional Director Zafar Ahmad

Moonis sent on physical remand

LAHORE - Judicial magistrate Ihtisham Sadiq on Friday handed over Member of the Punjab Assembly Moonis Elahi to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on physical remand until March 21. He is involved in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) scam.
Earlier, FIA produced Moonis in the district courts to get his physical remand. He was brought there in an armoured personnel carrier (APC).

PPP, PML-Q clash in PA over Moonis’ arrest

LAHORE - The steady improvement of relations between the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) suffered a setback on Friday as the two opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly bickered on Friday over PML-Q Provincial Assembly Member (MPA) Moonis Elahi's arrest by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The rift between the two rivals of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) provincial government badly disturbed assembly business as proceedings gave

Moonis turns himself in after LHC denies bail

LAHORE - A division bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday denied bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Moonis Elahi in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) Scam case, following which Elahi turned himself in to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Talking to reporters outside the FIA's Lahore office, Elahi denied the corruption charges against him and said he would be "honourably acquitted by the grace of God". Elahi said he trusted the

Moonis to meet FIA investigators today

LAHORE - Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday rejected the replies submitted by Moonis Elahi and summoned him to appear before the investigators on Wednesday (today). According to sources, Moonis Elahi, an accused in the NICL corruption scam, appeared before a 6-member investigation team and submitted his replies, which were rejected and he was asked to appear before the team on Wednesday after completing the required questionnaire. Moonis is on an interim bail in the NICL

Moonis gets interim bail in NICL case

LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday granted interim bail to PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi in the National Insurance Corporation Limited (NICL) case till March 17 against a surety bond of Rs 10 million and two personal sureties of the same amount.
However, the court expressed annoyance over Moonis Elahi's statements which were made against the courts. The bench headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan granted bail on a plea moved by