Elahi’s driver, gunman arrested ‘for carrying liquor bottles’

Accused received briefcase containing liquor bottles from Faheem Mirza on the instructions of PML-Q leader, police say

News Desk January 28, 2023

Former Punjab chief minister and PML-Q President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi's driver and gunman were arrested on Saturday for allegedly carrying liquor bottles in Islamabad.

A case has been registered in Secretariat Police Station of the federal capital under various provisions against the accused.

The accused gave envelope full of money to Faheem Mirza, an employee of Punjab House, in exchange for briefcase containing liquor bottles on the instructions of Elahi, the police said.

The accused have also revealed before the magistrate that Faheem and Irshad, the alleged employees of Parliament House Islamabad, are frontmen of the former chief minister.

Both the alleged frontmen are involved in money transactions for Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, they claimed.

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They further disclosed that the alleged frontmen of Elahi also organise private parties for the former chief minister at his private residence.

“A person named Asim Cheema also arranges private parties for Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi,” the accused claimed, adding that the liquor bottles were also ordered from Islamabad for the private event.

The accused have also claimed that Cheema is an employee of the Punjab Assembly.


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