Akram returns home, Pakistan embassy to handle Asif case

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Dubai, Jun 10 (UNI) The Pakistan embassy in Abu Dhabi will handle the case of fast bowler Mohammad Asif with PCB human resources director Nadeem Akram set to return home tonight.

''I am returning home tonight, but I am hopeful of an early release for Asif,'' Akram told mediapersons here today.

''There was no information from the Dubai Attorney General or the public prosecutor's office on whether to charges will be pressed against him or he will be deported,'' he added. ''No charge has been filed against Asif yet.'' Asif was detained at the Dubai airport on June 1 after an illegal subtance was found in his wallet.

He had made his statement before the chief prosecutor on June 5. After he had appeared before the court on June 7, the public prosecutor's findings were referred to the Attorney General.

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