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Hanif Abbasi undergoes cardiac procedure

LAHORE: Jailed PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi on Tuesday underwent a cardiac procedure at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore.

An official told Dawn that PIC doctors inserted a stent and shifted him to the cardiac care unit (CCU) where he would be kept for a couple of days.

Mr Abbasi was shifted to the PIC from the Camp Jail on Tuesday afternoon after he complained about pain in the chest.

The jail doctors initially examined him and then recommended shifting him to the PIC where he underwent the cardiac procedure.

The Control of Narcotics Substances (CNS) court in July last handed down life imprisonment to Abbasi in the ephedrine quota case. He was found guilty of selling 500kg ephedrine illegally to narcotics smugglers.

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