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April 12, 2013

Former PS of Yousuf Raza Gilani likely to get pension, gratuity

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AFP
April 12, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Khushnood Lashari, allegedly the central character in ephedrine case and former principal secretary to the prime minister, is likely enjoy all pension and gratuity benefits living in a foreign country where he fled to in last June to avoid investigation, sources told The News on Thursday.
He remained “absent without leave” and was declared proclaimed offender last month.The sources claimed “friendly” bureaucracy has not only made all arrangements for release of his pension but he would also be eligible for monthly pension despite the fact that he remained “absent without leave” from September 30, 2012 till his retirement on March 10, 2013.
He fled the country hardly a week before the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) obtained warrants for the arrest of former federal minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin, who at that time was the most favorite candidate for the premiership.
The sources said necessary documents were sent to his London’s address and he returned them back with his signatures to fulfill the requirements for release of his pension and gratuity money.
Lashari is allegedly involved in the ephedrine case because he was the health secretary when 9,000-kg ephedrine quota was allocated to two pharmaceutical companies and he has also been blamed to protect Ali Musa Gilani, the son of former prime minister.

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