Gilani to son: Come to Pakistan ‘immediately’, take part in ephedrine probe

Published: April 18, 2012
Ali Musa Gilani's return was scheduled for May 2. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Ali Musa Gilani's return was scheduled for May 2. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told his son Ali Musa Gilani on Wednesday to return home “immediately” and take part in the ephedrine case investigation, Express News reported.

The premier’s son received his first clean chit from a parliamentary committee in the drug quota scandal earlier on Wednesday.

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 the premier’s son, Ali Musa Gilani.

Abbasi also said that the narcotics secretary has categorically refused to appear before the standing committee probing the scandal.

Before his name could be placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) for his alleged role in a Rs7 billion drug quota scandal, the recently elected MNA had left for South Africa on April 10.

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:10AM

    Yes this is like a good boy and this is absolutely and precisely called “sportsmanship”.


  • Logic Europe
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:23AM

    another futile exercise being conducted by supreem court


  • kdm
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:44AM

    like father like son!


  • Karim
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:46AM

    PM to his Son Gailani Son come back. Mission accomplished, All evidence have been successfully destroyed. We are the masters in this field and if thousands of cases could face a withdrawal in Pakistan like NRO and other cases of corruption then why not your case will see the same fate.
    Afterall this country is made for Corrupt Politicians, Corrupt people and for Generals of Pakistan.“.


  • Maher
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:50AM

    yeah, according to CONSTITUTION OF PAKISTAN PM’s Son is also IMMUNE and is allowed to do corruptions, nothing will happen to you son, come back..


  • Tariq
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:52AM

    Yes son, the fix is in, you can come back safely now.


  • Zaav
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:53AM

    Ya Ya Right….!!!!


  • Apr 18, 2012 - 11:54AM

    According to one News item the charge on Ali Musa Gillani is so serious that it has got world wide attention. Pakistan being the best place for criminals of all types offers best protection as the decisions of Apex court are not implemented. So, the safest place for Ali Musa Gillani is Pakistan. If Ali Musa Gillani is held up overseas for interrogation then no power in Pakistan can influence the proceedings. Best advice from a father to a son, come back to safe heaven.Recommend

  • Mazhar
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:55AM

    I feel the these Gillani’s think people of Pakistan are so stupid that even if we do any thing they will not say a word.There own parlimentary commitee has given clean chit “what a joke” Do you think they will ever say that PM son is involved in any wrong doing???? I feel sorry for the poor people of Pakistan


  • Hassan Bokhari
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:10PM

    PM Gillani is a true leader of Pakistan. May he be elected to this position again. (ameen)


  • Umer
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:15PM

    pakistan has come a long way. Premier’s son is on the run. Could not have imagined Ijaz ul Haq, Humayun Akhtar, Hamza Shahbaz etc bailing when their dads were in charge


  • Maulana Diesel
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:32PM

    Surprising why did Musa Gilani ran away. Mr PM has the support of the parliament and is allowed to do anything without impunity. Parliament has allowed him to do whatever he feels like. Then why to be afraid of courts etc.


  • Sameer
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:34PM

    @Karim I couldnt agree more. In a corruption on Rs 7 billion, they can easily forego Rs 100-200 million and move things around their way.Recommend

  • Kamran Sarmad
    Apr 18, 2012 - 1:15PM

    @Umer: It is only because of current Chief Justice. Once he will retire in coming months situation will be back to normal or as was in the past. So a general mindset is same and only Chief justice is taking action against them otherwise situation is same.


  • HG
    Apr 18, 2012 - 1:17PM

    @Hassan Bokhari: Mr Gillani Why are you posting comments on others name!!I think you are the only one “WHO CAN MAKE A COMMENT LIKE THIS”


  • Adil
    Apr 18, 2012 - 1:21PM

    Pm to his son: baita, 7 billion only? It’s nothing. Don’t worry. You’re just learning to be corrupt. When you come back. Visit your uncle at the presidency for a few tips. He’s the master at this.


  • yaz
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:40PM

    What else a concerned father supposed to do. “Come back son, there’s more to loot. I can’t do all single handedly, I need support of my family. There’s not much time left. All personnel have been bought/removed & evidence shredded”.


  • MH
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:42PM

    @Karim: good one :)


  • Sam
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:42PM

    Stop the drama Mr. Prime minister.


  • SAJ
    Apr 18, 2012 - 2:47PM

    a sitting MNA ran away..left the country!! ye cheeez!


  • Pr0udPakistani
    Apr 18, 2012 - 3:17PM

    with lawyers like Aitezaz and a friendly (read corrupt) opposition at their disposal..nothing will happen and soon Ali will be seen on the media boasting about his family and ancestors just like his brother did at the time of Hajj scandal. Sharam tum ko magar nahi aati..


  • Khalid
    Apr 18, 2012 - 3:35PM

    We the stupid people of Pakistan will surely re elect Ali Baba and all the thieves in the next elections, we should not even hope that anyone else can become ruler for the next 15/20 years The best part now is that in 2018 Bilawal will take over so we are doomed to have the PPP for long time. It will be like this till we change the way we think.


  • AAQ
    Apr 18, 2012 - 3:53PM

    Yes come back son, now that all the evidence has been destroyed and the concern authorities and their families have been threatened come back and lets have some fun!


  • Apr 18, 2012 - 4:07PM

    yes u r right mam this country for curpt people ,if its not stop till 1947 y now ?


  • Apr 18, 2012 - 4:09PM

    nothing will happend again


  • Apr 18, 2012 - 4:10PM

    Stop the drama Mr. Prime minister.


  • Mansoor
    Apr 18, 2012 - 4:32PM

    Chemical Ali (2), Even in this field they’ve opt for no. 2


  • Maher
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:26PM

    It seems that Pakistan is for Bhuttos, Shareefs, Nawabs, Chaudrys, Gillanis.. I think the common man in Pakistan is only to cast VOTE and to tolerate DEMOCRACY & than Dictatorship & than Democracy & than Dictaorship…..


  • Imran Mohammad
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:33PM

    Yes, there is no corruption in country, it is all a propaganda against a democratic government. Transparency International is a lie, national/international media is a lie, everybody lies. SC is wrong. Imran Kahn/PTI is wrong. :->


  • Ilyad
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:41PM

    ….bacuase if the international investigation started and he got arrested through interpol then it would be difficult to get him back. In the country they are the rulers of this jungle.


  • Anon
    Apr 18, 2012 - 5:51PM

    Its so frustrating, I am so helpless like all other people commenting here on the embezzlement he has done. And not to forget this is our very own money. I have seen my father working really hard all his life for a private company and paying all the taxes. He has recently retired as a mediocre. And people like Musa Ali, just run away so easily with all this money!
    Sometimes I am so content living abroad since I know all the taxes I pay is being used constructively around!Recommend

  • Mirza Zulfiqar Baig
    Apr 18, 2012 - 7:21PM

    PM calling his son to come back immediately so that PM can make arrangements to get clearance for his son during his premiership.


  • Avatar
    Apr 19, 2012 - 12:28AM

    Get some proof first than accuse and convict him, that’s how its done in the civilized world. Speculations and Media created hype has no credibility.


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