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Ephedrine case: ANF seeks financial details of Hanif Abbasi, his family

Ephedrine case: ANF seeks financial details of Hanif Abbasi, his family

RAWALPINDI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has started collecting financial details of PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi and his family members.

The ANF, in a letter issued on August 10, sought financial details including bank accounts, names of companies, assets, liabilities, investments, banking transactions, history of foreign remittances, and CNICs used for operating different bank accounts.

The ANF authorities started probing into the financial holdings associated with Hanif Abbasi and his family members after he was accused of selling 500kg ephedrine to drug smugglers in a case registered on July 21, 2012.

According to sources, if the ANF succeeds in ascertaining that drug-money was used to make those assets, his assets could be frozen and confiscated under narcotics laws.

In 2014, an anti-narcotics court in Rawalpindi had indicted Hanif Abbasi and seven others in a case pertaining to selling ephedrine to drug peddlers. Currently, the court is recording statements of the witnesses.