KARACHI: The arrest of former federal minister Dr. Asim Hussain has been challenged in the Sindh High Court (SHC).
Dr Asim Hussain, a former federal minister for petroleum and close aide to former president Asif Ali Zardari, was taken into custody from his office on Wednesday in first major action against the PPP leadership during the ongoing Karachi operation.
Hussain was currently serving as Chairman Sindh Higher Education Commission, with the status of a provincial minister.
No anti-corruption agency or even police have so far disclosed his arrest; however, sources say he was collared by men in plain-clothes belonging to a sensitive agency.
Dr Hussain, who was appointed as federal petroleum minister during PPP government in 2008, has been taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation. He is facing several cases of corruption filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
According to sources, his arrest is challenged by Maulvi Iqbal Haider Advocate who filed a petition in SHC today.
Impleading Director General NAB, FIA and Ministry of Law, the petitioner states that Dr. Asim, who was serving on a key post, was arrested by unknown persons, requesting the court to issue directives for his release.