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Moonis will get interim bail until July 4 in cash laundering case

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LAHORE: A banking crime courtroom right here on Wednesday granted interim bail to former minister and PML-Q chief Moonis Elahi until July 4 in a cash laundering case.

Moonis Elahi filed an software looking for interim bail in a banking crime courtroom in Lahore by way of Advocate Amjad Pervez and Amir Saeed Rawn.

The petition acknowledged that the Federal Investigation Company has accused Moonis of laundering Rs24 billion. The Nationwide Accountability Bureau has already given him a clear chit, the petition says including that no authorized necessities have been thought-about earlier than the registration of case in opposition to the previous minister.

The petitioner requested the courtroom to grant him interim bail in order that he might change into a part of the investigation.

Accepting his plea, the courtroom granted Moonis interim bail until July 4.

The FIA on June 14 registered a cash laundering case in opposition to Moonis Elahi, son of Punjab Meeting Speaker Pervaiz Elahi, and others in a case pertaining to junior Elahi’s alleged involvement in a rip-off to the tune of Rs720 million.

The company additionally arrested two of Elahi’s shut associates: Nawaz Bhatti and Mazhar Iqbal on the fees that the 2 males used to facilitate the PML-Q chief to embezzle cash.

The FIA additionally accused Moonis of utilizing ‘hundi’ to switch cash out of Pakistan, saying it had “stable proof” in opposition to the previous minister.

In keeping with the FIA’s first info report, the case in opposition to Elahi was registered on Tuesday underneath Sections 34 (acts achieved by a number of individuals in furtherance of a typical intention), 109 (punishment for abetment), 420 (dishonest and dishonestly inducing supply of property), 468 (forgery for objective of dishonest) and 471 (utilizing a real solid doc) of the Pakistan Penal Code, learn with Part 5(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947 and Part 4 of the Anti-Cash Laundering Act, 2010.

The state has been named because the complainant within the FIR.

 

 

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ACE Karachi picks up PTI’s Haleem Adil Sh from Lahore resort

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LAHORE: An anti-corruption unit from Karachi detained Chief of the Opposition in Sindh Meeting Haleem Adil Sheikh in Lahore, spokesperson of the Lahore police stated, hours after the PTI stated he was arrested by “plainclothesmen” within the wee of Wednesday from Punjab’s capital.

Lahore police spokesperson Syed Mubashir confirmed the media that Lahore police had assisted the Anti-Corruption Institution within the arrest, including that Haleem was within the ACE’s custody and never the Lahore police.

Earlier, PTI Secretary Normal Asad Umar stated on Twitter that Sheikh was arrested by “plainclothesmen” in the course of the night time. “This isn’t even arrest. It’s kidnapping. No rule of regulation left within the nation. This example is a check for each bar and bench, media and human rights teams,” he stated.

Umar’s tweet adopted a number of posts on social media by Haleem’s daughter, Ayesha Haleem, who stated the incident occurred at 3:30am. She additionally shared video clips.

In a video assertion on Twitter, Ayesha stated: “I don’t know whether or not that is an arrest or a kidnapping, as there was no warrant. Neither his attorneys nor his household is aware of of his whereabouts.”

She added that Haleem had indicated a number of occasions, significantly over the past week, that there was a menace to his life. “He had written letters to related authorities, together with the chief justice of Pakistan, telling them that there was a menace to his life and that he had obtained data that plans had been devised to take him into custody and trigger him hurt.”

Ayesha alleged 20 to 25 police cellular models had been stationed round their residence over the past week and monitoring individuals, in addition to Haleem’s whereabouts. She added that the cellular vans included automobiles that had been a part of the Chief Minister Home’s safety element. Furthermore, she continued, “there have been people in civilian garments, a lot of whom had legal backgrounds”.

She alleged Haleem had been “politically victimised” by the Sindh authorities up to now in addition to he had been “exposing” them. She recounted that he was booked underneath terrorism prices a month in the past and the time of the offence talked about was when Haleem was visiting a tv channel for a dwell programme.

In a subsequent tweet, she stated the Lahore police had denied arresting Haleem.

“Lahore police say … they don’t know the place he’s and that they have no idea of any plans for his arrest,” she stated. So i ask #WhereIsHaleemAdil and WHO TOOK HIM.”

Plea filed for Haleem’s restoration

In the meantime, a petition was filed within the Lahore Excessive Courtroom for Haleem’s restoration by Advocate Amir Saeed Rawn.

The Punjab inspector normal of police and others have been made respondents within the plea, which states that males in plainclothesmen had picked up Haleem in Lahore on Tuesday night time.

Police had been approached, but there was no replace on Haleem’s whereabouts, the plea stated, including that the PTI chief had not been offered earlier than any court docket till now.

The court docket was requested within the plea to subject directives for presenting Haleem earlier than the LHC.

 

 

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PR broadcasts 30pc low cost in practice fares for Eidul Azha

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LAHORE: Pakistan Railways has introduced a 30 % low cost on tickets in practice fares to facilitate the passengers on the event of Eidul Azha.

In response to a notification issued right here, the discount in practice fares shall be relevant to all passengers travelling via trains through the three days of Eidul Azha. The PR has additionally began Eid bookings on discounted fares, the notification learn.

Individually, Pakistan Railways additionally introduced to run three particular trains on the event of Eidul Azha.

In response to the PR division, three particular trains shall be operated on a number of routes earlier than Eidul Azha. A Railway spokesperson advised that the primary particular practice would depart at 10 am on July 8. It will journey from Quetta to Peshwar by way of Multan, Sahiwal and Lahore.

The second particular practice would go away at 6:45 pm on July 8 and would journey from Karachi to Lahore by way of Multan and Faisalabad, he added.

 

 

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IGP alerts Rawalpindi police to deluge in Nala Lai

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LAHORE: Punjab Inspector Normal of Police (IGP) Rao Sardar Ali Khan has issued directions to Rawalpindi police to stay alert in view of flood risk in Nala Lai as a result of steady rains in twin cities.

The IG Police directed that particular groups must be shaped to offer well timed help to residents and defend their lives and property throughout monsoon season, including further groups must also be stored prepared for the safety of treasured human lives in any emergency.

Punjab IG Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan issued the directions to RPO Rawalpindi, CPO, DPOs of Attock, Jhelum and Chakwal throughout a gathering at RPO workplace throughout his go to to Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Rao Sardar Ali mentioned that Rawalpindi police would offer all attainable help to the district administration and rescue businesses in aid work. The IGP mentioned that particular preparations must be made to maintain site visitors circulation transferring throughout rains, including site visitors police high-ups ought to guarantee clean circulation of site visitors by conducting discipline visits throughout rains. He mentioned that concrete steps must be taken for safety of Eid congregations in all districts of Rawalpindi area on the event of Eidul Azha, including all sources must be utilized for the safety of mosques, Imambargahs and open areas. Rao Sardar Ali mentioned that an efficient system must be set as much as preserve site visitors on the eve of Eidul Azha and patrolling round cattle markets. He directed that further groups must be deployed on highways for the safety of merchants and passengers.

The IGP mentioned that Murree Tourism Police must be made extra energetic and particular measures must be taken to information vacationers throughout Eid holidays moreover sustaining site visitors circulation. He directed that the Murree Tourism Police and Site visitors Police ought to work out a particular plan for the comfort, help and safety of residents throughout the Eid holidays and weekends. The IG Police directed that intelligence-based operations must be carried out in Rawalpindi, Attock, Chakwal and Jhelum to root out criminals and make sure that supervisory officers take steps beneath private supervision to stop severe crimes and convey the accused to justice. He directed that capability constructing programs must be performed to boost investigative capabilities of the investigation officers. The assembly was attended by RPO Rawalpindi Imran Ahmar, CPO Rawalpindi Syed Shehzad Nadeem Bukhari, DPO Attock, DPO Chakwal, DPO Jhelum and Officers of Particular Department, CTD and Site visitors Police.

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