Court likely to indict Dr Asim in terror facilitation case on January 19


KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday adjourned the hearing of terror facilitation case against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and close aide of former President Asif Ali Zardari, Dr Asim Hussain till January 19, NewsONE reported.


While hearing the case against former Petroleum minister, court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for MQM leaders Waseem Akhtar, Saleem Shehzad, Anees Qaimkhani and PPP’s Qadir Patel.

Hussain was presented before the ATC where the investigation submitted its report pertaining to arrests of fugitives in the case.

During Friday’s proceedings, Dr Asim’s counsel prayed that his client be shifted to a private hospital for medical treatment. The court directed the concerned authorities to provide medical facilities to Dr Asim.

It is expected that Dr Asim will be indicted on next hearing.

Meanwhile, the court also extended the pre-arrest bail of MQM leader Rauf Siddiqui till January 19.

Dr Asim says he does’nt know his crime till today

Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Asim on Friday said that he does not know his crime till today.

The alleged terror facilitator denied charges once again while casually talking to the media before court hearing in Karachi’s anti terrorism court (ATC).

The accused asked his counsel for United States (US) Dollar’s value against Pakistani Rupee to answer a question, however, both the persons were unaware of that.