Hearing of Dr Asim’s plea against arrest adjourned for indefinite time

KARACHI:  Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday adjourned the hearing of plea filed against the detention of a former federal minister belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Dr Asim Hussain under Terrorism Act.

Dr. Asim’s wife Dr. Zarin filed a petition in SHC through Advocate Abid Zuberi, challenging her husband’s confinement under Terrorism Act. The court deferred the case for indefinite time period due to absence of Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.

According to sources, Additional Attorney General Salman Talibuddin was all set to argue from the side of federation.

Earlier, Dr Zarina Hussain pleaded before SHC to not move her husband from the hospital until he was fully fit, but was rejected by the authorities. He had suffered a minor heart attack after which doctors reported that the former minister was also suffering from diabetes and kidney problem, thus, there is some difficulty in conducting his angiography.

Dr Asim was nabbed on August 26 from the office of Sindh Higher Education Commission when he was presiding a meeting of the provincial body.

Sources told that the Rangers personnel stated that they have authentic information regarding Dr Asim s involvement in terrorism related activities as well as fraud cases.


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