Hanif Abbasi should be operated at the earliest: doctors


Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi’s deteriorating health calls for an immediate operation, doctors said, according to a media report.

The CT scan of the PML-N leader, who is currently serving life imprisonment in Ephedrine Quota case at the Lahore camp jail, shows that his left kidney stone has slipped into a tube in his bladder.

Doctors say that his kidneys are being strained owing to the condition and have called for him to be operated on immediately, according to the report.

Abbasi is insisting that the surgery be performed by his own personal doctor, the report said, blaming the authorities are causing a delay for the surgery.

The PML-N leader was first shifted from the Adala jail to Attock jail, after which he was transferred to the Lahore camp jail.

Earlier on July 28, an anti-narcotics court handed down a life imprisonment to Abbasi in the eight-year-old ephedrine case.

According to the judgement, issue late at night, Abbasi failed to defend himself, and the charges levelled against him proved to be true. The verdict came a few weeks before the general elections in which the PML-N candidate from NA-60 was contesting against Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid.