RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Hanif Abbasi on Thursday withdrew his petition against the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) after the ANF registered a case against him in the Ephedrine case.
Petitioner’s Counsel Sardar Ishaq pleaded before a divisional bench of the LHC that the ANF had not registered an FIR against the legislator when the petition was filed. But now that the FIR has been registered, the petition stands ineffective.
“Now, as the ANF has registered a case against Abbasi in the drug quota case, the request is made for the withdrawal of the petition,” the counsel said.
He further contended that the drug quota obtained by the MNA for his pharmaceutical company in 2010 was totally legal as it was obtained in accordance with the law.
The petition was filed against the harassment of the legislator and employees of his pharmaceutical company by the ANF.
ANF Investigation Officer Abid Zulfiqar also submitted a report before the court stating that Abbasi obtained an illegal quota of 500 kilograms of Ephedrine and a case has been registered against him accordingly.
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