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Drug charges against Mohd Asif dropped

Pak's Ambassador to the UAE says Asif's detention was a result of misunderstanding and charges of possessing contraband drugs in Dubai has been dropped.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Karachi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2008 05:56 PM IST

Mohammad Asif's detention in Dubai was result of a misunderstanding and charges of possessing contraband drugs against the pacer has been dropped, according to Pakistan Ambassador to the UAE Ahsan Ullah Khan.

Ahsan Ullah Khan claimed a misunderstanding led to Asif's detention in Dubai airport on Sunday on his way home from Mumbai after the pacer participated in the Indian Premier League.

'Dawn' newspaper quoted Khan as saying that the misunderstanding has been cleared and charges have been dropped against the pacer.

Asif would be released soon and the player would board the first available flight home. Asif's lawyers were in constant touch with the Dubai prosecution office and the Pakistani missions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai provided all the required helps to Asif, Khan said.

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