RAWALPINDI – Former Director General Health Dr Asad Hafeez filed a post-arrest bail plea in the court for narcotics control on Wednesday mentioning that he was sick and could not be kept in jail.

Former DG, who was accused of handing over the huge quantity of controlled chemical ephedrine to two pharma companies, filed post-arrest bail through his lawyer Sardar Ishaq Ali Khan before Special Judge Court for Narcotics Control Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry.

The court summoned the relevant record from Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on the next date of hearing August 17, 2012.

In the post-bail plea the applicant, who is understatement at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) for heart decease, urged the court to award him bail as he could not be stayed behind the bars in jail for being suffering in hear decease.

The petitioner also added that he was innocent and did not allocate the controlled chemical to any Pharma Company. Dr Asad also urged on the court to constitute a medical board for his detail examination and determination of his serous heart problem.

During the course of investigation, ANF investigators accused former DG of awarding huge quota of Ephedrine to two Pharma Companies for smuggled it abroad.

The ANF investigators also accused the former DG of setting back the rules while granting the ephedrine quotas to the two companies.

Similarly, the two other accused Cann Pharma former Chief Executive Hashim Ali and Danas Pharma former employee Ahsan-ud-Din tendered bail pleas with Court for Narcotics Control. The court directed the ANF to respond to the bail plea of the two men today (Thursday).

On the other hand, Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Bench, comprising Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmed and Justice Ibad ur Rehman Lodhi, postponed the proceeding in the bail plea of former Deputy Drug Controller Abdul Sitar Surani, an accused in Ephedrine case because of absence of ANF Special Prosecutor.