Ephedrine case: Court orders seizure of properties of Lashari, three others

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RAWALPINDI: During Saturday’s hearing of the ephedrine quota case, the Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) court ordered the seizure of assets belonging to former federal health secretary Khushnood Akhtar Lashari as well as propriters of three pharmaceutical companies over their failure to appear for the hearing, DNA reported.

Also during the hearing, the wife and sons of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani and former federal minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin submitted the details of their assets in the CNS court.

Fauzia Gilani, Ali Musa Gilani and Abdul Qadir Gilani submitted the details of their properties in the court. Shahabuddin also submitted details of his assets, adding that he had inherited his wealth and properties from his ancestors.

Musa Gilani’s counsel, Chaudhry Faisal, told the court that his client had three bank accounts which had a little over Rs 10,000,00. Faisal also explained Musa Gilani’s sources of income to the court.

He further said that Abdul Qadir Gilani’s bank account had a little over Rs 4,50,000 and that Fauzia Gilani had Rs 27,000 in her bank account.

Faisal added that Yousuf Raza Gilani had no connection or role in the ephedrine quota case and that he had not been issued any notices over his assets and properties.

The case’s hearing was subsequently adjourned to July 30.