Former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain has been shifted to police station after registration of FIR under terrorism charges against him, ARY News reported on Thursday.
Asim has been shifted to Karachi’s Gulbarg police station from the Rangers’ detention centre. He is likely to be produced before a court today.
According to sources, three MQM leaders Waseem Akhtar, Saleem Shahzad and Anees Qaimkhani and PPP leader Qadir Patel have also been booked in the case.
Dr Asim, a former federal minister in PPP government, remained under custody of Rangers on suspicion of links with terrorists. An Anti-Terrorism Court had granted 90 days’ detention of Dr. Asim Hussain to Rangers for interrogation about terrorism charges.
Dr Asim, as per a joint investigation team (JIT) report, is accused of facilitating terrorists and providing medical treatment to them at his hospital.
Moreover, the names of Dr Asim and for Sindh minister Sharjeel Memon have been placed in the exit control list (ECL) on the recommendation of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sindh.
Sharjeel Memon is currently out of the country for last few months.