Punjab

Hanif Abbasi shifted from Adiala jail to hospital

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi, who has been serving life imprisonment awarded to him by an anti-narcotics court in the ephedrine case, was shifted to a hospital from Adiala jail after he fell ill on Monday.
Abbasi has been shifted to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology (RIC) after he complained of a heart-related ailment. He is said to be undergoing a medical examination at the hospital at present.
It is pertinent to mention here that PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and his son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar, who have been serving their sentences in Adiala Jail, were also moved to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) after they fell sick in prison.
Last month, the Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) Court of Rawalpindi handed down life term to Abbasi in the case related to misuse of controlled chemical ephedrine.
The PML-N leader was accused of misusing 500kg of the controlled chemical ephedrine, obtaining it in 2010 and selling it to narcotics smugglers.