Karachi accountability court extends Dr Asim’s remand by seven days


KARACHI: Accountability Court (AC) on Thursday has extended remand of terror accused former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain by seven days.


Dr Hussain was presented before the court today after his seven-day remand expired. National Accountability Bureau (NAB) stated during the hearing that a lot of new revelations have surfaced during investigations of alleged culprit.

The accountability prosecutor said that medical checkup was conducted twice in the past week while Dr Ikhlaq Hussain is round-the-clock present with the accused in case of any emergency.

While talking to the media before the hearing, Asim told the reporters that he is being given heavy medicine. The high-potency dosage has resulted in a legs condition. I fall repeatedly due to the medicine I am being given, he added.

The accountability prosecutor said that statements of four witnesses have been recorded. Evidences have been seized from various places in raids, he added.

On the other hand, NAB has filed a reply to Dr Hussain’s bail plea in the Sindh High Court (SHC). The high court has postponed the hearing of the plea for two weeks. The court also postponed hearing of Rangers plea against Sindh Police investigation officer.

Earlier in the last week, Dr Hussain was presented before the anti-terrorism court (ATC) after his 14-day physical remand expired however, the Sindh Police had given a clean chit to the accused. The ATC gave Hussain’s custody to NAB.

The accountability bureau had obtained a seven-day remand of former president’s close confidant who is accused of providing shelter to militants and Lyari gang war criminals.