Islamabad (05-July 2011) President Pakistan Muslim League Senator Chaudhry Shujat Hussain commenting on the news item relating to suspension of Zafar Qureshi described him as a mere stooge. He said there is a limit of everything but when something exceeds the limit facts have to be revealed. The fact is that different attempts are being made for the achievement of the agenda of Mian Nawaz Sharif.
In a press statement here today, Senator Chaudhry Shujat Hussain said that FIA after completing his investigations submitted the chalan in the court. He said it may be very rare that anybody knowing allegations on him returned from London and himself appeared before the court and inform the court that instead of seeking bail he would welcome hearing of the case, which is already in progress. As for as the case is related, it revolves around a person who purchased some land and sold to NILC at a very high price and later the deal was cancelled and he refunded all the money. The name of Moonis Elahi is not in the FIR of this case and there is no evidence of his involvement in this sale and purchase.
Chaudhry Shujat Hussain further said that the prosecution witnesses who were forced to sign statements, on the basis of which Moonis Elahi’s bail was rejected by the High Court, but the same prosecution witnesses have revealed the facts in the court. He further said that a lady bank officer who purported to have said in her statement earlier that Moonis Elahi called her in his office to open a ghost account but she stated before the court that she is seeing Mr. Moonis Elahi first time here in the court. Similarly the other prosecution witnesses narrated the facts.
PML President added that on the basis of the statements of the witnesses in the court, Moonis Elahi moved for his quit all request, which brought opposition political and non political personalities into action. When the FIA made routine transfers of the officials who remained posted at once place for ten to fifteen years, these elements termed these transfers as vindictive.
Chaudhry Shujat Hussain further said in his statement that his family has faced very tuff times in the past. Moonis Elahi has spent only five months in jail yet, while his grandfather Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi Shaheed has spent six years in different jails including one year in Kohlu Jail (Balochistan). Concluding he said we are not worried at all but know very well how to face steadfastly the intrigues of their political opponents, and tell the people how efforts are being made for the achievement of the agenda of Nawaz Sharif.