Pakistan

CM Murad calls on Dr. Asim

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on Sunday met former petroleum minister Dr. Asim Hussain who is under treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). 

The chief minister inquired about the health of Dr. Asim and discussed several issues of mutual interest.

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday also met Dr. Asim Hussain for the third time since he returned to the country on December 23.

Dr. Asim Hussain is currently under custody over corruption allegations, misuse of power and causing loss to the national exchequer, and facilitating treatment of terrorists at his private hospitals. He was arrested in August 2015.

The PPP has maintained that the cases are political and that Dr. Asim is treated unfairly. Zardari has said that he hopes that Dr. Asim will be freed soon.

Dr. Asim suffered a paralytic attack in October 2016 after which he was admitted to the Jinnah Hospital. Later he was shifted to the cardiovascular institute on December 19 where he has been under treatment ever since.

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