Seven accused smugglers of ephedrine released by court in Rawalpindi



RAWALPINDI – The famous ephedrine quota case finally meets its conclusion as Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) court released seven accused previously believed to be involved in smuggling ephedrine to Iran and Afghanistan.

According to the details the ANF court released the seven people related to at least four pharmaceutical companies on Thursday.

The court gave verdict that prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence against the accused hence releasing them with honor.

It is pertinent to mention here that these seven pharmaceutical companies representatives are separate from the case of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s former member of national assembly Hanif Abbasi. He still has have to get clearance from the court.

Abbasi had obtained an interim bail from the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi bench in July, 2012.

His brother Basit Abbasi and partner Ahmed Bilal were on an interim bail granted to them by the same court on August 7, 2013.

The ephedrine quota case first surfaced in February 2012 after the Supreme Court pointed out to political involvement in the alleged illegal allocation of the 9,500 kilogrammes of ephedrine to two pharmaceutical companies and its conversion for sale in the local market.

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