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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has decided to launch a money-laundering probe against former federal minister and PML-Q leader Moonis Elahi.
Moonis is the son of senior PML-Q leader and Speaker Punjab Assembly Pervez Elahi According to reports, the FIA has collected evidence against Moonis and has decided to formally start an investigation against him.
The federal agency will investigate properties of Moonis made abroad allegedly through money laundering. In this regard, letters to the concerned departments will be written.
Responding to the development, Moonis took to his official Twitter account and wrote “Bismillah” while sharing a screenshot of the He said that no matter how many cases are made, they will not leave Imran Khan’s side.
“I have been told that you have made a mistake. Now they are putting pressure on us. They want to get the budget approved by putting such pressure on us,” he said.
“I am not yet aware of the details of the allegations made by the FIA, but this is not the first time such false cases have been made against our family”.
He said bogus and baseless cases have been made against his family in the past as well. He said his assets have been declared already and he will face all cases.
Moonis is accused of sending money abroad through hundi/hawala and building properties worth billions of rupees.
It should be noted that last year, former prime minister Imran Khan had tasked the FIA to investigate the sugar crisis and find out who benefited from it.
A report by the agency has claimed that top PTI members as well as Moonis were among those who had allegedly gained from the sugar crisis.