Farooq Chaudhry is the prime accused in the ephedrine
case in which the devolved health ministry issued 9,000kg controlled chemical ephedrine
to two pharmaceutical companies - M/s Berlix and Danas - which was allegedly sold to narcotics smugglers.
ANF's prosecution has appealed a Lahore High Court (LHC) order suspending Abbasi's sentence of life imprisonment in a case related to the misuse of the controlled substance ephedrine
. Abbasi was sentenced by a control of narcotics substances (CNS) court days before the general election last year.
Abbasi was imprisoned for life after being convicted of obtaining a large amount of ephedrine
, which is a controlled substance, and then selling it to narcotic smugglers.
On April 11, the Lahore High Court (LHC) suspended Abbasi's life imprisonment sentence in the ephedrine
quota case and ordered his release on bail.
case surfaced in March 2011 when then federal minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin told the National Assembly that the government will investigate the alleged allocation of a quota for the production of 9,000kg of ephedrine
to two pharmaceutical companies - Berlex Lab International and Danas Pharmaceutical Limited.
Later, two judges of the LHC's Rawalpindi Bench had recused themselves from hearing the PML-N leader's appeal in the ephedrine
Abbasi was sentenced for life by court in July 2018 in ephedrine
The counsel of Hanif Abbasi said baseless allegation of smuggling 500Kg Ephedrine
was levelled on Hanif Abbasi.
According to him, the syndicate is specialised in the illegal importation of ephedrine
to run methamphetamine laboratory in Nigeria, especially in the Eastern and Western parts of Nigeria.
Talusan said ephedrine
, which has a similar chemical structure to amphetamine, is a precursor in the manufacture of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu.
According to the Philippine National Police (PNP), the recovered 650 pieces of ephedrine
tablets were sent to the post office through a parcel shipped by NutriFarm Supplement, which had an indicated address at 877 Alness St, Unit 14, Toronto, Canada.
The case is in the court regarding the illegal awarding of ephedrine
quota to two pharmaceutical companies Danas Pharmaceutical Limited and Berlex Lab International for the drugs in collusion with the health ministry officials that exceeded the limits fixed by the International Narcotics Control Board.
and norepinephrine impairs foetal oxygenation.
Abbasi was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) court in the ephedrine
quota case on July 22.
Rawalpindi -- An anti-narcotic court on Saturday sentenced PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi to life in prison in an ephedrine
drugs case and was arrested from the court room.