KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s Rauf Siddiqui and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP)’s leader Anees Qaimkhani in Dr. Asim Hussain’s case.
According to details, the two leaders were produced in the court during the hearing of the case in which former Petroleum Minister Dr. Asim is accused of providing shelter and medical aid to criminals and terrorists in his private hospital.
The anti-terrorism court ruled that there were evidences against the accused, therefore, it could not grant bail to them.
The leaders of MQM, PSP, and PPP were arrested on July 19 when the ATC had rejected extension in their bail terror facilitation case.
The accused included nominated Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar, PSP’s Anis Qaimkhani, MQM’s Rauf Siddiqui, and PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel.
The accused were on bail after the court had issued their non-bailable arrest warrants last year, declaring them absconders in a terrorism-related case registered against the former federal minister and PPP leader Dr. Asim Hussain.
Dr. Asim Hussain has been booked in several FIRs for allegedly treating and harboring terrorists, gangsters and activists of banned militant outfits at the North Nazimabad and Clifton branches of his hospital at the behest of political leaders.
He has also been indicted in a local accountability court for Rs.460bn corruption.
Waseem Akhtar, Anis Qaimkhani and Rauf Siddiqui were later sent to the Prison.