Hanif Abbasi granted 6-day interim bail
07 September, 2012
RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court on Thursday granted a six-day interim bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Hanif Abbasi in the ephedrine quota case.
A divisional bench comprising Justice Mahmood Maqbool Bajwa and Justice Ali Baqir Najafi approved the bail petition of the accused against a surety bond of Rs 200,000 until September 12. The court also issued a notice to the ANF to bring all the relevant record in the next hearing.
Earlier, Abbasi had secured a protective bail from the Sindh High Court until September 7 and approached the ANF on August 31 to record his statement a week before the expiry of bail.
The ANF had registered a case against him on July 29 for his alleged involvement in misuse of 500kg of ephedrine, which was meant to be used in manufacturing medicines locally. Abbasi's firm, Gray Pharma Company, is accused of acquiring illegal quota for 500kg ephedrine.
Earlier, he had approached the LHC Rawalpindi bench, challenging the probe conducted by the ANF against him. He had also expressed dissatisfaction over the investigation.