Pervaiz Elahi in ‘damage-control’ exercise after anti-Fawad tirade


Former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi Friday made a telephonic call to Fawad Chaudhry’s brother Faisal Fareed Advocate and apologised to him and Fawad Chaudhry’s family for his statement regarding Fawad Chaudhry’s arrest.
Pervaiz Elahi said that he had years-long relationship of respect with Fawad Chaudhary and his family. “The sentiments of Fawad Chaudhary and his family were hurt by yesterday’s unintentional statement, which I regret,” he said.
“The arrest of Fawad Chaudhary and the registration of a false case against him is pure brutality. It is highly condemnable,” he stated. “I apologise on my statement. I express my complete solidarity with Fawad Chaudhary and his family,” he said.
“Chaudhary Sahib! It is so great of you that you have apologised. You are our elder. I and my family consider you as our elder and look up to you with great respect,” Faisal Fareed Advocate said to Pervaiz Elahi. “We as a family pray for the eternal safety of you and your family,” he added.
It is to be noted here that Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, while hinting at the arrest of Fawad Chaudhry, had said that the close associate of Imran Khan should have been arrested earlier.