ISLAMABAD: Ali Musa Gilani, the younger son of former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and 10 other accused were formally indicted in ephedrine quota case at Anti-Narcotics Court on Friday.
According to our correspondent, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) and other relevant officials produced all accused in the court where a final charge-sheet was presented against them.
The accused, including former federal minister Makhdoom Shahab Uddin, health ministry officials Abdul Sattar, Dr. Abdul Khaliq and Ali Musa Gilani, pleaded not guilty in 2012 case.
The court later adjourned the hearing till May 12. Lawyers of the accused said their miscellaneous applications will be taken up in the next hearing.
Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) challan says former director general of health Dr Asad Hafeez misused his authority in allocation and local sale conversion of 2,500 kilograms ephedrine to two pharmaceutical companies – Berlex Lab International and Danas Pharmaceutical in connivance with Ali Musa Gilani.
Moreover, former director general of health Dr Rasheed Juma, who had been declared an approver in the case, had alleged that Musa Gilani and Khushnood Lashari had pressurised him to allocate 6,000 kilograms of ephedrine to Berlex Lab. – Samaa
Story first published: 21st April 2017