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Ephedrine case: PML-N questions ‘suspicious’ verdict as PTI celebrates

Following an anti-narcotics court’s decision of awarding life sentence to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi in ephedrine case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) termed the verdict as suspicious while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) welcomed it as a symbol of the judiciary’s independence.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif said, “The timing and manner of judgement of Hanif Abbasi clearly shows a discriminatory attitude towards PML-N, targeting our party on the eve of the polls when PML-N is on the verge of winning the polls.”

PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb questioned the timing of the verdict, saying, “Announcing the verdict late at night is raises suspicions.”

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said, “Today Pakistan’s judiciary is independent.”

“Hanif Abbasi has been sent to Adiala Jail for selling drugs,” he said.

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed said, “A man reaps what he sows.”

Meanwhile journalists also took to Twitter to express disdain over the verdict.

Marvi Sirmed said, “The way Hanif Abbasi has been eliminated from the electoral race in Rawalpindi, bears witness to the fact that making Sheikh Rasheed win had become an impossible challenge for those manipulating electoral process right now. Just like CNAK, whose competition was also eliminated.”

Hamid Mir said, “This court verdict against Hanif Abbasi just 3 days before the election directly affected the credibility of the whole election process.”

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