Parvez Elahi ‘rushed to hospital’ from Adiala jail after chest pain

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Parvez Elahi 'rushed to hospital' from Adiala jail after chest pain

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Chaudhry Parvez Elahi on Saturday was taken to a hospital from Adiala jail after he felt pain in his chest, Geo News reported.

According to the jail sources, Elahi has been shifted to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology due to a heart problem. The sources added that the former CM was complaining of chest pain since last night.

Elahi also underwent a medical examination at the jail, said the sources, adding that the incarcerated former Punjab chief minister has also been suffering from a chest infection.

The PTI president remains entangled in legal battles and was in Adiala jail in a case. Earlier this month, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 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.

The senior PTI leader was initially arrested on June 1 from outside his residence in a Rs70 million graft case related to the embezzlement of development funds allocated for the Gujrat district. Since then, the former Punjab chief minister has been released several times only to be arrested immediately in different cases.