Parvez Elahi suffering from ‘chest infection’

PTI president moved back to Adiala jail following detailed observation at medical facility for pain in his chest

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi leaving court after court case hearing, at District Court in Lahore on October 20. 2023. — PPI
  • After medical observation, Elahi shifted back to prison under tight security.
  • Medics say ex-Punjab CM would have to come back to the hospital soon.
  • PTI leader remains incarcerated at Adiala jail for months in different cases.

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi is suffering from a chest infection, sources at the medical facility, where he was taken from Adiala jail, told Geo News Saturday.

The 77-year-old politician, who has been incarcerated for months now, was transferred to the Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) earlier today after he complained of pain in his chest, sources confirmed.

Once he reached the medical facility, the former Punjab chief minister underwent a detailed observation. Following the check-up, according to sources, the medics said he would have to come back to the hospital soon.

After the procedure, he was taken back to prison under tight security.

The PTI president has remained entangled in legal battles for the better of the ongoing year, as PTI officer bearers faced the heat following the violent May 9 protests.

Earlier this month, the National Accountability Bureau filed a corruption reference of over Rs1 billion against him, his son Moonis Elahi, and others. 

The anti-graft body filed the reference against the father-son duo for allegedly plundering the national treasury and receiving kickbacks. This was the same case in which he was arrested in August.

The senior PTI leader was initially arrested on June 1 in a Rs70 million graft case related to the embezzlement of development funds allocated for the Gujrat district, and has been behind bars ever since.

He was released several times in between, only to be re-arrested immediately in different cases, including a money laundering case and allegations of illegal appointments in the Punjab Assembly.

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