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Doors of PPP are open for everyone: Dr Asim

KARACHI: The doors of Pakistan Peoples Party are open for everyone, said the party leader and former petroleum minister, Dr AsimHussain on Saturday.

While speaking to the media at the accountability court, Asim said PPP leadership was in talks with many other leaders, the names of which he refused to disclose.

The PPP leader’s statements have come after talks surfaced that the alliance of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party will cause many from the two parties to defect to PPP. Although the alliance is still at an uncertain stage, the development displeased many leaders from PSP and MQM-P.

Asim’s trial in the accountability court has resumed now that he has returned from London after treatment which he had gone there for. He was allowed to leave and asked to submit a surety bond on Rs6 million.

The PPP leader faces trial in two cases of alleged corruption of over Rs450 billion and another of allegedly facilitating and treating terrorists at his medical facility, DrZiauddin Hospital.

He was released from the sub-jail at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Karachi on March 31 this year after obtaining bail in all the cases lodged against him.

He was initially arrested by the Rangers in August 2015 and then transferred into police custody. DNA

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