Mowahid Condoles Manzoor Elahiís Death Washington, DC:

Mowahid Hussain Shah has expressed his condolences over the demise of Chaudhry Manzoor Elahi, father of Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi. Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister, now in Washington, in a condolence message said that Chaudhry Manzoor Elahi was known to him for years. He described him as "a true builder of Chaudhry family."

"The deceased lived a simple lifestyle, and he rightly was a true visionary," he stated. He said, Manzoor Elahi started his business in pre-partition days in Punjab in 1942, after having done his graduation in the same year. "In 1950, he went to post-war Tokyo to purchase loom, for which he was able to set up office and start textile business from Ravi Road Lahore. He never went to the office without coat and tie, and maintained that one's ethics can always be checked through conduct, particularly in the field of business."

"He maintained low profile in life but provided platform for Chaudhry family to launch itself in the area beyond business and enter into public life. "Later, Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi, who was in politics and Chaudhry Manzoor Elahi, who was in business, were an excellent illustration of brotherhood at work." Mowahid personally condoled with deceased's son Chaudhry Javed Elahi; Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi; and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujat Hussain, who was the nephew of the deceased.


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