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Ali Musa Gilani, son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani— File Photo by Online

ISLAMABAD: Tauqir Ali Khan, an accused in a case pertaining to a scam involving illegal sale of ephedrine, agreed on Friday to become an approver against Ali Musa Gilani, son of former premier Yousaf Raza Gilani, DawnNews reported.

Tauqir Ali made this statement after he was presented in an anti-narcotics court in Rawalpindi by Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) after remaining in judicial remand.

ANF, the prosecution agency in the ephedrine case, alleged that Tauqir was the front man of Musa Gilani and the mediator between health officials and two pharmaceutical companies Berlix and Danas.

The case, revolving around a Rs7 billion scam, surfaced in February 2012 after the Supreme Court (SC) pointed out political involvement in the alleged illegal allocation of 9,500kg ephedrine to two pharmaceutical companies and its conversion for sale in the local market.

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Apr 12, 2013 10:43am
About time someone did real accountability of corrupt politicians and their involved families, to set the tone for others who get elected after the 2013 elections.....
Abdullah Hussain
Apr 12, 2013 11:17am
I think Ali Musa Gillani should co-operate & accept his involvement & ask for the court's reprieve.
Apr 12, 2013 01:24pm
vote for Imran and then u will see all these behind bars
Apr 12, 2013 02:05pm
Ye drama hai, election drama.
Apr 12, 2013 02:11pm
Sorry I can not vote for IK, Ik want to break gov, house, PM house, he tells lie as he can not do nothing within 90 days, one day IK will break Pakistan. He can not win and catch PM kursi, Kursi will go to PPP.
Apr 12, 2013 02:15pm
I am sure PPP leadership is bewildered. They think corruption is basic right of the government.
majid canada
Apr 12, 2013 04:46pm
imran is the only politician who is not involved in these corrruption stories. we all know zardari and shariff families.its about time pakistnis wake up and vote PTI.
Apr 12, 2013 05:29pm
Is there any choice except Imran..the rest are all tested and failed
Asif Rehmani
Apr 12, 2013 06:01pm
its high time we all must realize our own responsibility this change need to start from our homes, we all have to discuss among each other, each vote counts, each vote has to be caste towards change, and the only change is PTI.
Apr 12, 2013 06:36pm
Relax. No big fish will be caught in Pakistan. They don't make so much money to get caught. They intend to spend it with the help of their friends !