An Islamabad court has granted the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) one-day transit remand of PTI President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi in a corruption case. This is his 12th arrest since June 1. Elahi is among several PTI leaders and workers who have been arrested following the violent riots in the country after Imran’s first arrest on May 9. The arrest comes a day after Elahi was granted bail in a case related to riots in March. Elahi’s lawyer stated that the surety bonds for his bail were not submitted, resulting in his detention by the ACE. The Punjab ACE requested a five-day remand, but the court granted a one-day transit remand. Elahi will now be taken to Lahore and presented before the relevant anti-corruption court. When asked about the possibility of Elahi holding a press conference, his lawyer stated that Elahi was not ready to hold any sort of press conference. Despite being elderly and a heart patient, Elahi’s lawyer mentioned that he is in high spirits. An FIR has been registered against Elahi, which alleges that he misused his authority and colluded with a director to illegally alter a draft of the Lahore Master Plan, resulting in an increase in the value of land owned by his sons.
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