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ATC rejects bail plea of Dr Asim




KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday rejected a bail plea of former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain in a case about allegedly providing medical treatment to militants in his private hospital.

According to details, the ATC issued the verdict after hearing arguments from defence and prosecution sides.

Earlier, former president and co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari said that Dr Asim is not involved in corruption and the authorities are harassing him.

The PPP leader further said that Dr Asim was being harassed for months. Zardari also accused the government of repeatedly violating the 18th amendment to the Constitution.




 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.