Hanif Abbasi shifted to Kot Lakhpat jail from Attock prison

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi on Thursday was shifted from Attock jail to Kot Lakhpat prison in Lahore.

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“Abbasi has been shifted due to his worsening health and a lack of an adequate hospital facility in Attock for his treatment,” Inspector General (IG) Punjab Shahid Baig said.

Baig further said, “Abbasi suffered from a heart ailment during his time in Adiala jail and a stent was placed in his artery at the time.”

The IG Punjab added, “He is being shifted as a precautionary measure as if his condition deteriorates, there is no adequate medical facility in Attock.”

Last month, the incarcerated PML-N leader was shifted to Attock jail on the directives of DIG Rawalpindi after a photo surfaced of him with Nawaz Sharif and others inside Adiala jail before the former premier’s release.

On July 22, Abbasi was sentenced to life imprisonment by a special anti-narcotics court in the ephedrine quota case.

Abbasi faced charges of misusing 500kg of the controlled chemical ephedrine, which he obtained for his company, Gray Pharmaceutical, in 2010.

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