Hanif Abbasi had provided legal use of as much as 363KG ephedrine whereas he was failed to submit the evidence pertaining to legal usage of 137KG ephedrine in the court.

Judge Sardar Muhammad Akram pronounced the judgment and also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on the PML-N leader.

On the other hand, seven other accused in ephedrine case were acquitted by the court.

Abbasi disqualified from contesting elections

In the light of court’s verdict, Hanif Abbasi has been barred from contesting elections.

Abbasi had filed nomination papers from Rawalpindi’s NA-60 constituency to contest General Elections 2018. Police have arrested Hanif Abbasi following much-delayed court’s verdict.

History of ephedrine case

Hanif Abbasi was accused of selling as much as 500kg of controlled chemical ephedrine to the narcotics smugglers. All requests of Hanif Abbasi aimed at delaying the ephedrine case by ten days was rejected by the courts.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had registered the case against Abbasi and his accomplices back then in June 2012 under various sections of the Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) Act.

The anti-narcotics court had indicted Hanif Abbasi and the other accused back then in 2014.