Scion of the Chaudhries of Gujrat, Moonis Elahi’s name appeared on Thursday among a list of fresh names of owners of secret offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands, The Guardian reported on Thursday.
Moonis Elahi was named as the owner of an offshore company, Olive Grove Assets Ltd. The company was incorporated in the BVI 2006, and the address listed in BVI records is the Chaudry family’s residence in Lahore. Elahi was acquitted in a Pakistan court in 2011 of receiving payments in a corruption scandal.
Refuting the claims, Moonis said, “I do not own” nor control the BVI company.
The latest cluster of names to emerge from the huge leak of BVI financial data include Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili and prominent figures of India, Thailand and Indonesia. They also include a Briton, Neil Gaitely, nominally a director of a company reported to be a front for the Iranian regime.