Ephedrine case: Ali Musa records statement with ANF

Published: April 26, 2012

Ali Musa answers more than 550 questions asked by ANF officials during session that lasted about one hour 45 minutes. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVED/THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

ISLAMABAD: While getting his statements recorded with the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Thursday in the Ephedrine case, Ali Musa Gilani, son of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, said that three other Musas have been arrested in the case before and this time, too, someone had falsely claimed to be him.

Ali Musa answered more than 550 questions asked by the ANF officials during a session that lasted about one hour 45 minutes.

According to ANF sources, Ali Musa, during his testimony, said that he never met former director general health Dr Rasheed Jumma nor did he know him.

He said that when the quota for ephedrine was being allotted to companies, he was out of the country for education and that ANF should launch a probe to find out who had been impersonating him.

Meanwhile, an ANF court has rejected the plea for pre-arrest bails of Dr Jumma, Berlex Lab International Director Rizwan Khan and Danas Pharmaceutical Director Col (retd) Tahirul Wadood Lahoti had filed applications for pre-arrest bails in the trial court.

ANF Court Special Judge Zaffar Iqbal ordered ANF for an immediate arrest and interrogation of the three.

Ali Musa was named in the Supreme Court as the main accused in a multi-million rupee scandal involving the quota allocation of a controlled substance, ephedrine.

Reader Comments (11)

  • Apr 26, 2012 - 3:57PM

    Please check this News item again. How can someone ask, let alone answer 550 questions in just 105 minutes? This comes out to be over 5 questions asked every minute. No one can ask 5 to 6 questions in one minute time and answers will definitely take much longer.Recommend

  • rahim
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:02PM

    550 questions in 1 hour 45 minutes…thats more than 5 questions a minute..guys come on that cant be true

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  • M.S
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:19PM

    Had to be Multiple choice & as the answer had to be fabricated, it can happen!

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  • Tariq
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:38PM

    its mcqs type question…answer will be yes and no.

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  • Aamir
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:42PM

    Seriously, are you kidding us, more than 550 questions in 1 Hr / 45 Mins ????

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  • adeel759
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:45PM

    Because most queries were Yes Or No kind of…………….but this is not interrogation this is called ripping one apart.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:55PM

    Even a “parrot” cannot answer questions so fast.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Apr 26, 2012 - 10:55PM

    There seems to be typographical error as far as number of questions are mentioned in this news article.

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  • rana imran
    Apr 26, 2012 - 11:47PM

    Actual matter is Musa’s appearance and its consequences. Be positive and distance away from discussing time wasting questioning & answering like 550 questions and one hour 50 minutes!
    Lets wait, what come out! Its real situation that army against PM and making net against his family or just a drama to divert attention of nation from PPP & Army’ Generals joint venture in dirty politics play?

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  • Nisar
    Apr 26, 2012 - 11:49PM

    This honeymoon boy does not know “who” owns Berlex Lab Multan. He belongs to a very “innocent” family and has no connection whatsoever with a convicted Prime Minister named Yousaf Raza Gillani, corruption tainted former DG Hajj-Rao Shakeel, Zain Sukhera-former Consultant Ministry of IT, Adnan Khawaja-former Chairman OGRA and the list goes on :(

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  • Jibran
    Apr 27, 2012 - 2:19AM

    @Nisar:
    You missed out 5 names Anjum Aqeel, Shumaila Rana, Hanif Abbassi, Rana Sanaullah, Saif-ur Rehman.

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