Rawalpindi: An anti-narcotics court here on Friday decided to indict Ali Musa Gilani, the son of former disqualified Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, and Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, in ephedrine quota case.
According to the ANF, in 2010 Danas Pharmaceutical Company, Islamabad and Berlex Pharmaceutical, Multan obtained a 9,000 kg quota of the controlled chemical ephedrine from the health ministry for further export to Iraq and Afghanistan. Later, the medicine manufacturers got the export quotas converted to local consumption quotas and allegedly smuggled the chemical to Iran for Rs7 billion with the help of smugglers in Quetta and Karachi.
Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) Judge Arshad Tabassum had issued summons for both the accused to appear in court on March 22.
During today’s hearing, the court decided to indict both the accused on April 5 in the case.