Back in custody: Parvez Elahi's arrest-release drama far from over.

GUJRANWALA -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Parvez Elahi was arrested again on Saturday just a few minutes after a Gujranwala court discharged him in two corruption cases.

This is the second time that the PTI leader has been re-arrested by the Punjab Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) after a court granted him relief.

Minutes before the arrest, a local court had discharged the PTI President in the two corruption cases registered against him in Gujranwala's anti-corruption police station for allegedly taking kickbacks during the construction of roads in Gujrat.

This time, the PTI leader has been re-arrested in a case registered against him for the alleged illegal recruitment he did in the Punjab Assembly when he was the speaker.

A day earlier, the PTI leader was arrested in a similar fashion outside a Lahore court.

The court had ordered release of the PTI leader in connection with a case involving Rs70 million in corruption in development funds allocated for the Gujrat district.

But, minutes later he was re-arrested in a corruption case registered against him in Gujranwala by Punjab ACE.

After the arrest, the PTI leader was brought to ACE's regional office in Gujranwala this morning and presented before Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Afzal.

The investigation team, during the hearing, told the court that two cases have been registered against Elahi in Gujranwala's anti-corruption police station.

"Parvez Elahi has been arrested in two cases," said the investigation team.

The team had sought Elahi's 14-day physical remand for the investigation of cases and recovery of bribed money.

The court had then reserved its verdict on the plea.

While announcing the verdict...

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