Hanif Abbasi was convicted on a charge of misusing 500 kilogrammes of the controlled chemical ephedrine just four days ahead of the grand vote of July 25 on the plea of someone thought of as a ‘serial petitioner’ in a case no less than six years old. The verdict was announced by the Control of Narcotics Substances Court (CNS) of Rawalpindi in the odd mid-night hours resulting in an unanticipated life imprisonment, and with the sentencing, also came the lifetime disqualification to run for any public office. All this — coupled with the fact that a similar case against former federal minister Makhdoom Shahabuddin and former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Musa Gilani has been pending with the same court since 2011 — only served to strengthen the PML-N’s claims of ‘selective accountability meant to rig the elections.’
We support our courts, government for making our country drug free. The people dealing in drugs and abusing our child’s in a manner of addiction should be taken down.