PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi will be shifted to Lahore’s Sheikh Zayed Hospital.
The orders were given by the Lahore High Court on Thursday.
Abbasi was imprisoned for life after being convicted of obtaining a large amount of ephedrine, which is a controlled substance, and then selling it to narcotic smugglers. A trial court had sentenced him on July 21, 2018. He was completing the sentence at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.
He had filed an application in the court asking to be shifted to Lahore for medical treatment. His lawyer said that Abbasi is suffering from kidney and heart problems. He said that he is not being given treatment in prison and he can only be treated in a hospital. There is no hospital in Rawalpindi where Abbasi could be treated, the petition said.
Abbasi, who was the PML-N’s candidate for Rawalpindi’s NA-60, could not contest election after the judgement.