Ephedrine scandal: ‘Being targeted because I’m the PM’s son’

Published: May 14, 2012

Ali Musa Gilani's statements submitted in Supreme Court. PHOTO: APP/ FILE

Ali Musa Gilani, son of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, said that he was being targeted in the ephedrine case because he is the premier’s son, Express News reported on Monday. Ali Gilani said this  in a statement submitted to the Supreme Court.

Recording his statements at the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) office, Gilani said that at the time when the ephedrine quota was allegedly allotted, he was studying abroad and he had not called former director general health Dr Rasheed Jumma regarding the quota.

He further accused ANF Regional Director Brigadier Fahim Ahmed Khan of initiating a fake investigation against him.

Ali Gilani’s lawyer Fawad Chaudhry told the media that no evidence has emerged against his client in the case.

He has been named in the Supreme Court as the main accused in the multi-million-rupee ephedrine scandal.

Reader Comments (16)

  • ashar
    May 14, 2012 - 6:00PM

    Well, innocent boy, how many prime minister’s sons have been implicated before you?

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  • Uza Syed
    May 14, 2012 - 6:11PM

    Not quite—-man, you’ve a history which is rather murky!—–you seem to follow your father’s footsteps and the same kind of love for wealth, irrespective of how it is acquired and hoarded. I, like many here, wish that they teach you a good lesson and straighten you out and save you from the bad influence Recommend

  • PARDESI
    May 14, 2012 - 6:16PM

    NO you are being targeted because you have done some thing wrong and that wrong has to be put right other wise its free for all.

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  • Mr. Honest
    May 14, 2012 - 6:20PM

    Boy you got your hands into the wrong stuff, DRUGS… or you could have gotten away in normal corruption, like your elder brother.

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  • ijazmir
    May 14, 2012 - 6:22PM

    Narcotic is multimillion dollar business. As son of a ruling PM, It is easy money for you and no one can touch you. This is very true. If you are innocent you do not have to fear.
    Ali Musa Gilani now you face the music wish you and your father the very best of luck.

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  • Balma
    May 14, 2012 - 6:28PM

    Of course baiTay,
    People like you have to be more careful and must have higher standard. You cannot do things and then expect to get out on abbaa kay bakbootay per!

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  • THE
    May 14, 2012 - 6:32PM

    Ali Moosa needs to get out of the pitty party and face the justice system. I am sure he won’t be sentenced like many others who are roaming around freely!!Recommend

  • May 14, 2012 - 6:52PM

    maybe he is right, let the court decide, but one thing is clear they broke all records of corruption

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  • mindless
    May 14, 2012 - 6:58PM

    fair enough in Pakistan one can say the case is fake, but what about the world body which also names you in there general report.

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  • May 14, 2012 - 7:06PM

    His father doeskin care about the hunger and poverty of the nation, he says they should leave the country if they are not happy to live here

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  • A. Khan
    May 14, 2012 - 7:41PM

    Its not because you are PM’s son, but because you used your father’s position to circumvent international laws that set quotas on production of certain chemicals used in production of drugs. And you still feel you are innocent ? And tell me, was your father aware of what his ladla was up to ? That is what I want to know.

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  • Ali
    May 14, 2012 - 8:13PM

    I think the ANF should focus on its work instead of dabbling in politics. While they were chasing the red herring of ephedrine scandal, two major consignments of drugs were smuggled to UK and UAE. Isn’t it negligence on the part of the ANF? The PM should take action against those responsible for bringing a bad name to the country through their negligence and probable connivance.

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  • Parvez
    May 14, 2012 - 11:09PM

    With your father blatently removing or transferring all concerned with your case to try ensure his son is safe…………your contention of being victimised does not stand.

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  • Mirza
    May 15, 2012 - 2:33AM

    “Ali Gilani’s lawyer Fawad Chaudhry told the media that no evidence has emerged against his client in the case.

    He has been named in the Supreme Court as the main accused in the multi-million-rupee ephedrine scandal.”
    This same SC has convicted an elected PM and hanged him. If there are no proof, they can be manufactured like Memo, especially if the PCO courts make it a priority against the PPP. How this import of medicine was inistially turned into drug dealings. Fo figure.

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  • Tariq Ahmad
    May 15, 2012 - 5:53AM

    You are being targeted because you are a thief and a drug dealer

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  • ijazmir
    May 15, 2012 - 6:19AM

    Musa please groom your self you are son of a Prime Minister. to look at your picture you look like a hard core druggie. Image is important. Do not worry you will not go to Jail, your father is a PM of Pakistan. All evidence will be removed with the officials who reported your involvement. Celebrate in advance.

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