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Important bills from Dr Asim case misplaced, says Rangers lawyer

KARACHI: Important bills linked with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Dr. Asim Hussain’s case of providing treatment to terrorists at his private hospital, have been misplaced, claimed Rangers lawyer.

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The law said this while confronting investigation officer in court on Saturday. The lawyer exchanged allegations with the investigation officer in the courtroom. The court had to intervene to stop the brawl.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Waseem Akhter and Pak Sarzameen Party leaders Mustafa Kamal and Anees Qaimkhani were also present before the court on this occasion.

The lawyer alleged that the investigation officer had misplaced the bills with regard to providing treatment to terrorists of Al Qaeda, Gang war groups and MQM.

He accused that the bills were misplaced from record in an attempt to provide benefit to the accused.

However, the investigation officer rejected the allegations and termed them baseless. He said the report contained 26 additional documents and nothing was missing from them.

An accountability court had on Friday deferred the indictment of Dr Asim and others, in a corruption case involving Rs17 billion, till May 07.

Dr. Asim Hussain has been in the custody of law enforcement agencies since his arrest in August 2015 on charges of corruption and providing treatment to terrorists at his hospital.

Of late, he was allowed to visit the embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he signed a Power of Attorney transferring all his assets to his son.

Earlier, he had also rejected reports of meeting with PPP MNA Faryal Talpur for getting assurance of the party help. He had said neither he held a meeting with Talpur, nor any telephonic contact with former president Asif Ali Zardari.

Following torrent of allegations of corruption and terror-financing he is facing, he had repented of taking part in the politics.

 

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