ISLAMABAD: Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) Court here today has convicted PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi in Ephedrine Quota Case and handed him life imprisonment.
Hanif Abbasi was arrested from the courtroom and taken to Adiala Jail via ANF mobile. The other seven co-accused in the Ephedrine Quota Case have been acquitted on the basis of benefit of doubt.
Readers may recall that in the first quarter of 2011 nine thousand kilograms of Ephedrine was allocated to two pharmaceutical companies in violation of the International Narcotics Control Board rule dictating that no single concern could be given a quota of Ephedrine exceeding 500 kilograms.
Hanif Abbasi (along with others) was accused of selling Ephedrine Quota (Abbasi got allocated to his company Messrs. Gray Pharmaceuticals) to narcotics dealers instead of manufacturing medicines. A case was registered against him in the mid of 2012 under section 9-C, 14.
It is pertinent to mention here that Hanif Abbasi was contesting the 25th July 2018 election from Rawalpindi NA-60 against Sheikh Rashid who heads Awami Muslim League.
While savants at the helm of the affairs eye timing of the verdict with suspicion, cynics go haywire learning that Sheikh Rasheed (an ally of Imran Khan) has almost reached the Assembly without elections thanks to the conviction.
It is important to mention here that on 11th of July (2018) LHC had ordered the CNS Court to fix daily hearings and proclaim the verdict by the 21st of July (2018).
Shehbaz Sharif took to the twitter to lament that PML-N was being targeted:”The timing and manner of the judgment of Hanif Abbasi clearly shows a discriminatory attitude towards PML-N, targeting our party on the eve of the polls when PML-N is on the verge of winning the polls.”
الیکشن سے 3 روز قبل حنیف عباسی کا فیصلہ بہت سارے سوالات اٹھا گیا- الیکشن کی شفافیت پر ایک اور دھبہ https://t.co/fE87SL4yzL
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) July 21, 2018
ایفی ڈرین کوٹا کیس اپنے انجام کو پہنچ گیا،
حنیف عباسی منشیات فروخت کررہا تھا، پکڑا گیا
حنیف عباسی نے جوبویا وہی کاٹا ہے،
— Sheikh Rashid Ahmad (@ShkhRasheed) July 21, 2018
A relevant piece published earlier: ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gillani’s son, Ali Musa Gillani and ten others were charged in an ephedrine scandal on Friday. The charges were imposed by a special Anti-Narcotics Court which indicted PPP leader’s son, Ali Musa along with 10 others including former health minister Makhdum Shahabuddin, health ministry official Abdul Sattar and Dr. Abdul Khaliq. According to the court, the accused were involved in allowing two Pakistani pharmaceutical companies, Berlex and Danas to obtain a huge amount of ephedrine and providing it to people in the drug trade who could have used it to make meth worth billions of dollars. However, the companies denied any wrongdoing. The accused have been directed to appear in the court on next hearing which has been scheduled for May 12. (Published on 21st April 2018)
PTIs ‘ELECTABLE’ Doctor gives citizen a dose of Naya Pakistan on 14th Aug.!
KARACHI: Additional GS of PTI – claimant of transforming Purana into Naya Pakistan – has issued a Show Cause Notice to Dr. Imran Ali Shah (MPA, PS-129) who has been videotaped slapping a citizen named Daud Chohan, an employee of CAA, in the North Nazimabad area here today.
I never wanted to take law in my hand however it was in a spur of a moment that i momentarily lost my cool and reacted in a way that brought embarrassment to my position, my party and my supporters. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/nbnsmqGC11
— Dr. Imran Ali Shah (@dr_imranshah) August 14, 2018
Thereby, I sincerely and unconditionally apologise to Mr. Dawood and my voters and suppprters for my behaviour. I hope that you all will accept my apology and I promise to observe my conduct that is expected of me both morally and officially by the party's code of conduct. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/zeEnoMgOo0
— Dr. Imran Ali Shah (@dr_imranshah) August 14, 2018
The doctor has been asked to present his version in the next 24 hours failing which his case would be referred to the disciplinary committee for appropriate action.
Nominated governor of Sindh Imran Imran Ismail has called Daud Chohan and apologized on behalf of PTI. He said that Imran Khan has taken notice of the incident and no such incident will occur again.
Cynics wonder is it the only occasion when the PTI’s Doctor has given a dose to a citizen? Or it is the first instance that he has been captured beating a citizen by a mobile user?
Moreover, citizens talking to NPTV have insinuated that was not the only electable PTI ‘lawmaker’ who is imbibed with this kind of mindset?
Meanwhile, sources privy to NPTV has informed that the Doctor, who has shamelessly rejected the evident video saying he had only pushed the citizen, knocked on the door of Daud Chohan’s house (along with PTI’s Firdous Shamim Naqvi) begging forgiveness.
And Chohan has accepted his unconditional apology saying he would not lodge any complaint against him in the court of law!
Bewildered citizens ask: i) What else could a common citizen have done? ii) Would the mighty PTI Doc had gone to the commoner’s home if his slapping ritual was not videotaped and gone viral?
Chohan has said that his daughter was hospitalized and he was going to see her with his family when the incident happened.
DIG East has ordered an inquiry against the PTI’s Doctor and his guard.
In this video message, PTI’s Doctor claims that Chauhan had hit an (invisible) POOR MAN’S CAR [and he being a savior of the INVISIBLE POOR MAN (WHO WAS POOR ENOUGH TO DRIVE A CAR!) had to attack Chauhan along with his armed guards who later prevented Chauhan from following him!]
Sweden: Masked vandals torch dozens of cars before elections!
STOCKHOLM: Up to 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals, police said today, in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a general election.
Most of the cars were burned at around 20 locations in Sweden’s second largest city of Gothenburg late Monday.
Authorities said no suspects have been arrested so far and no motive has been established.
But police said they had identified several people in connection with the blazes, which they believe were organized on social media.
“We’ve never seen these many cars set on fire before,” Hans Lippens, a police spokesman in western Sweden, told AFP.
The incident triggered outrage among Swedish politicians who are busy campaigning for the September 9 general election.
“I’m furious. My question to (the perpetrators) is: what the hell are you doing?” Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told public broadcaster Swedish Radio on Tuesday.
“You’re ruining things for yourselves, your parents and your neighborhoods,” Lofven said, adding the incident “looked very coordinated, almost like a military operation”.
Cars set ablaze is common in Sweden. In Stockholm’s suburbs alone, such crimes happen almost on a daily basis, usually attributed to disadvantaged youths.
Last year, 1,457 cars were “deliberately” set on fire across Sweden, compared to 1,641 in 2016, according to the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency’s figures.
“Sweden has tolerated this for too long. This must end now,” Ulf Kristersson, leader of the conservative opposition party, the Moderates, wrote on his Facebook account.
Last year in February, two days after US President Donald Trump’s baffling comments linking the crime to immigration in Sweden, riots broke out in the immigrant-heavy northern Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby.
Dozens of youths clashed with police after they arrested a suspected drug dealer in Rinkeby. The rioters threw stones at police, burned cars and looted shops.
NAB distributes Rs.10m among nine affectees
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi on Monday distributed a sum of Rs.10 million among nine affectees and government departments.
In the first phase, NAB Rawalpindi already refunded an amount of Rs.9.66 million among 42 affectees after verifying their claims while in second phase eight affectees have been returned an amount of Rs.1.88 million.
As per details, in case of inquiry against Tele Town (Pvt) Ltd, Islamabad, and others, the management collected Rs. 313 million illegally from the general public without obtaining permission from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to advertise the scheme and sold 2330 files/plots during 2004 – 2007.
The management of M/s Tele Town did not obtain NOC from CDA for detailed layout plan. In NAB, about 200 members with an amount of Rs. 30 million (approx) claimed for refund/plots. The management of the Society submitted an application for Plea Bargain (PB) against claims pending at NAB (R) and in this regard, PB of Rs. 30.02 million was accepted.
At a ceremony held here, Director General NAB Rawalpindi, Irfan Naeem Mangi handed over cheques to affectees and concerned government departments. Addressing the ceremony, he reiterated that the NAB would continue to pursue corrupt elements for cleaning the society.
NAB strongly believes in the Zero Tolerance Policy against corruption and hopes that the joint efforts of all stakeholders can collaborate to check corruption and corrupt practices.
In case of inquiry against Government Functionaries and others regarding corruption/corrupt practices and misuse of authority reference against “State vs. Dr. C.M. Anwar & others, the accused Muzaffar Nishat, Ex-AD PARC was deliberately avoiding appearing before the court and absconded, therefore, was declared as Proclaimed Offender.
The Red Notice bearing Control No. A-1684/8-2007 was issued against subject accused. Consequent upon a report by NCB-Interpol the accused Muzaffar Nishat S/o Nishat Ahmad Khan was arrested on his arrival at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad.
The accused, being a member of the purchase committee violated rules by recommending advance payments to dealers. The advance payments were made without any guarantee which was approved by
the then Chairman PARC (accused C.M. Anwar Khan).
Subsequently, the purchase of vehicles was made and about Rs. 9.7 million have been misappropriated in shape of exorbitant rates and fraudulent transfer from PARC’s account to Alpha Motors & Wings Motors.
The accused misused his authority, corruption, and corrupt practices by causing loss to the National Exchequer on account of purchasing vehicles at exorbitant rates and advance payments to the fake firm.
NAB Rawalpindi recovered Rs. 8.1 million and handed over to Dr. Yousaf Zafar Chairman PARC.