Ali Musa Gilani will have to cut short his honeymoon trip.
His father, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, has asked him to return “immediately” and take part in the investigations of the Ephedrine quota scandal, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s House.
Ali Musa is reportedly on his honeymoon in South Africa at present, and was initially scheduled to fly to London.
The recently-elected MNA left for South Africa on April 10, before his name could be placed on the Exit Control List for his alleged role in the Rs7 billion drug quota scandal. Ali Musa has denied the allegations.
Earlier on Tuesday, Ali Musa received his first clean chit from a parliamentary committee investigating the scandal.
Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee on Narcotics Control Murtaza Javed Abbasi said there is some evidence available against the principal secretary to the prime minister and former health secretary in the ephedrine quota issue, but no concrete evidence has come on record against Ali Musa.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2012.