Court reserves verdict against Hanif Abbasi in Ephedrine case today
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The special court on Sunday reserved the verdict of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PTI) leader Hanif Abbasi in Ephedrine case.
According to the details, the antinarcotics court will announce the reserved verdict of narcotics smuggling case today (on Thursday). This verdict will decide the fate of Hanif Abbasi’s disqualification or eligibility to contest polls from NA-60. The Abbasi’s lawyer argued all the data of bank transactions are available which drugs were purchased.
The lawyer said that the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) provided incomplete data. He presented the sale records and bank transactions of all the records. During the hearing, the security of court has been tighten over hearing of the case. The PML-N workers are also present in the area of court.
Earlier yesterday, Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Rawalpindi bench dismissed Abbasi’s dismissed his appeal seeking review of its decision to conduct daily hearings in the ephedrine case. The bench upheld the previous verdict which also directed an anti-narcotics court to conclude trial against him by July 21 (today).
On Tuesday, Abbasi went to the high court, filing the appeal after the Supreme Court rejected his petition in this regard and directed him to file an appeal in the high court seeking review of the verdict. Headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, a bench of the top court dismissed his petition.