Anti-corruption department launches another inquiry against Pervaiz Elahi

LAHORE:In order to further tighten the screws around former Punjab chief minister and PTI Central President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has launched yet another inquiry against him on Friday.

This time Pervaiz is under the scanner for allegedly submitting a fake medical certificate to court.

The former chief minister allegedly submitted a fake certificate of typhoid in the court of special judge anti-corruption on May 11, 2023.

The certificate, issued by the Services Hospital, Lahore at 10:51 on May 10, bears the token number 52, room number 21, and a stamp of the registrar Surgical Unit-II.

In order to find out how the surgical unit issued a fake certificate, the anti-corruption department has started questioning doctors.

As per the department officials, the certificate was issued in connivance with the hospital staff.

The department has already registered a case against PTI leader for allegedly receiving kickbacks in development schemes in his hometown Gujrat. Eight others are also nominated in the case for allegedly causing a loss of over Rs1 billion to the national exchequer through bogus payments.

On the other hand, police teams sent to Pervaiz’s residence at Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi Road in Lahore yesterday failed to nab him despite raiding his home twice.

And despite the fact that the locator had spotted him, police could not arrest him.

Police even searched a nearby school, but in vain.

And despite failing in its two attempts, a heavy police contingent again laid siege to former Punjab CM’s home on Friday.

All entry and exit points were sealed and only the residents were allowed to enter the area.

On the other hand, Pervaiz’s, who is wanted in a corruption case, lawyers have readied their petition for filing it in the court. Reporters: Qaiser Khokhar, Abid Chaudhry, Hassan Ali and Hasnain Aulakh.