Ephedrine case: SC rejects Hanif Abbasi’s appeal against LHC order
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) dismissed Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Hanif Abbasi’s appeal against the Lahore High Court (LHC) order directing to conclude the ephedrine case against him by July 21.
Judge Mohammad Akram Khan rejected Abbasi’s plea to delay the trial’s deadline, noting that it has to follow orders of the high court.
During the hearing, Justice Azmat Saeed remarked the Hanif’s lawyer that if law consults will be given Abbasi then should have to send the bill. The judge also remarked that he will continue hearing arguments into the night if it takes that long.
The special court conducting the narcotics smuggling trial against the PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi and others reaffirmed on Friday that it will stick to the high court’s deadline to conclude the case tomorrow.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court had dismissed Abbasi’s petition against the Lahore High Court (LHC) order directing to conclude the ephedrine case against him by July 21.
On July 11, the LHC Rawalpindi Bench, deciding on a plea filed by Shahid Orakzai, had ordered that the trial be conducted daily from July 16 onwards and concluded on July 21.