Pakistan

Dr. Asim shifted to hospital following medical panel report

KARACHI: Former petroleum minister Dr. Asim Hussain has been admitted to a hospital for treatment, ARY News reported.

The decision was taken on recommendations of a medical panel constituted on directions of the court. The five-member panel is headed by Dr. Haroon Ahmed, which said Dr. Asim was suffering from psychological ailments

Dr. Asim, a senior PPP leader and close aide of Asif Ali Zardari, was brought to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre this morning under Rangers and police security. He underwent several medical tests prescribed by the doctors.

A special ward has been formed for Dr. Asim.

After the check-up, the medical board said Dr. Asim was suffering psychological problems and required urgent treatment.

A pyschologist in its recent report had stated that the PPP leader was suffering from mental stress. On the basis of that report, Dr. Asim’s counsel had urged the court to let his client undergo medical tests.

Prior to it, another report by doctors was facing psychological trauma and could commit suicide.

Dr. Asim Hussain is facing charges of corruption and terror financing. He is currently under custody of National Accountability Bureau. Investigators say they have got concrete proofs against the PPP leader for his involvement in causing huge loss to the national exchequer and aiding terrorists of different political parties.

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