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PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi released from camp jail

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi was released on Saturday from camp jail in ephedrine quota case, ARY News reported.

The Lahore High Court had suspended life imprisonment sentence awarded to Hanif Abbasi on Thursday, in ephedrine quota case and ordered his release.

The high court had also ordered Abbasi to submit two surety bonds of Rs5 million each.

Though, the workers of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) welcomed Hanif Abbasi outside the camp jail, nevertheless no senior party leader had arrived on this occasion.

The court had ordered him to appear in each hearing of the case until final decision of the court.

Hanif Abbasi is under treatment in the coronary care unit (CCU) of Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Lahore as his health deteriorated earlier this week.

Read More: Ephedrine quota case: LHC orders Hanif Abbasi to appear in all hearings

According to hospital sources, Abbasi is suffering from heart and kidney related issues.

“The electrocardiogram (ECG) of Hanif Abbasi carried out at the hospital showed variations.”

The PML-N leader was arrested just four days before the general elections in the country last year. A former MNA, Abbasi was to contest the 2018 general elections from NA-60 Rawalpindi.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had registered a case against Abbasi and others in June 2012 under sections 9-C, 14 and 15 of the Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) Act for misuse of 500kg of ephedrine.

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