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Hanif Abbasi to be shifted to Lahore’s Sheikh Zayed Hospital

He was sentenced to life imprisonment on July 21, 2018

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 28, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Mar 28, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Hanif Abbasi to be shifted to Lahore’s Sheikh Zayed Hospital

He was sentenced to life imprisonment on July 21, 2018

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.

Related: Ephedrine case: PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi sentenced to life in prison

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.

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  1. arfan aslam khan  March 29, 2019 1:20 am/ Reply

    So now this thieve so called Abbasi is ill now with KIdney and heart problem,who is next.These thives are taking Pakisatni justice as a joke,WHAT is wrong with these judges that everyone is allowed as per what they want,It is totally waste of time and money.So please open your eyes AND let them rot in jail for their WRONG doings.

  2. Muhammad Awais Akram  March 29, 2019 7:30 am/ Reply

    What a shame… He should be hanged for filing a request on the grounds that there wasn’t a single hospital in Rawalpindi where he could be treated. Where do the millions of residents of Rawalpindi get the treatment from? Seems like all the PML-N is suffering from kidney and heart conditions and yet they have failed to build hospitals in their 30 years of government. One more thing… What about the other unwell inmates? Are they gonna be shifted to the same hospital in Lahore as well? Are the courts going to grant bails for medical treatment now?

  3. Dil Se  March 29, 2019 9:47 am/ Reply

    All thieves are now hospitalized one by one but judges should responsible if they taken more extension over health drama, I urge the people of all Pakistan pls do not support PMLN and PPP because since 25 years our Pakistan is going down and down but these people going rich and rich pls understand they are not loyal with people of Pakistan and Pakistan they are making money only, pls wake up and discard these political parties forever

  4. Anonymous  March 29, 2019 7:32 pm/ Reply

    Build one exclusive hospital in Lahore with foreign doctors for all these type of criminals. Charge all criminals including one who are suspected fixed monthly fee to bear the cost of it.

  5. Sheik Shujaudin  March 29, 2019 8:06 pm/ Reply

    I always believed there are too many Loopholes in the justice system intentionly made by the lawmakers to suit them selves

  6. Haider Alvi  March 29, 2019 8:11 pm/ Reply

    Why we should boil our blood, where such unjust decisions are taken & desired verdicts are extracted from any level of system. Public is compelled to think that fascism will take over after an anarchic war amongst different people, it may spread on ethnicity, distribution of resources and ill.treatment to people who have no say in the society. Am I right in thinking of an stage is being provided for Military intervention..

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