Chaudhry Moonis Elahi is a Pakistani politician, member of National Assembly and son of Pakistan Muslim League (PMLQ) leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.
He is affiliated with PMLQ from which he was elected twice as Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) and once as MNA.
Moonis Elahi was born in Lahore on April 12, 1976 and spent his early days in the city. After completing his early education and schooling from Lahore American School till 10th grade he moved to the London campus of the same campus. Later he went to USA for graduation and higher studies.
He completed his BBA in 1999 from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and then came back to Pakistan in the same year. In initial years he only focused on family business which includes dairy and textile industries.
He entered the political sphere in 2008 by participating in elections from PP-110 (Gujrat-III) which is considered their hometown constituency. In 2013 he again won elections from the same constituency with ticket from PMLQ.
In 2018 elections his father Pervaiz Elahi won the elections from NA-69 but later vacated this seat of national assembly and became the speaker of provincial assembly.
In by elections Moonis Elahi decided to participate in the national politics and won the seat of National Assembly from NA-69(Gujrat-II) becoming MNA for the first time.
He competed with PMLN Imran Zafar and Raja Salamat Ali of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and won the election on a bigger margin than his father though the turnover was lower.
His age is 43 and due to support from his political influential family he has been successful to becoming a known political figure.
Family’s Political Role:
Moonis Elahi is part of a known & influential political family from which many rose to the position of Prime Minister, Chief Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Senator, MNA & MPA.
The first designated position was held by his grandfather Ch. Zahoor Elahi who served first as Chairman of District Council and later as MNA.
His father Pervaiz Elahi and their cousin Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain started their political career from PMLN but after 1999 coup became hostile opponents of their former leader.
Pervaiz Elahi served as Deputy Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chief Minister of Punjab, Opposition leader in the National Assembly of Pakistan, MNA & MPA. Currently he is the speaker of Punjab provincial assembly.
Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain served as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Minister of Industry, Interior Minister, MPA & MNA.
He is accused of corruption of Rs 320 million in NICL when his father was Chief Minister of Punjab. He was called to appear in front of investigation committee but didn’t appear.
He was arrested and jailed in the case but charges were later dropped due to inclusive evidence.
In 2016 he was among those politicians who were named in Panama Papers though once again he and his family denied any wrongdoing or corruption. He was named as owner of offshore company Olive Grove Assets Ltd.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) also started investigation of his wealth though later the investigation was dragged.
Moonis Elahi is married but his wife Tehreem is not involved in politics. During investigation against him NAB also investigated bank accounts of Tehreem Elahi which PMLQ leaders called victimization of family members. Other details about his wife or children are not known.
If you have any complains about your constituency then you can contact Chaudhry Moonis Elahi at:
Address: House No. 31-C, Mohallah Zahoor Elahi Road, Gulberg-II, Lahore
Phone Number: 042-35762666, 35712666
Mobile Number: 0301 8600110