Wasim Akhtar, Abdul Rauf Siddiqui of MQM, Anis Qaimkhani of Pak Sarzameen Party and Abdul Qadir Patel of Pakistan People’s Party have been facing charges of allegedly asking the former petroleum minister Dr Asim to provide treatment and shelter to alleged terrorists and gangsters at his hospitals including Ziauddin Hospital.
The new team formed by the police will be headed by SSP Investigation Altaf Hussain.
An Anti-terrorism court (ATC) on July 21 has given Akhtar to police authorities on a four-day physical remand till July 25.
Sindh High Court had turned down Akhtar’s bail plea after his application, in Dr Asim Hussain terror facilitation case, attracted an objection from the court.
The Karachi court also rejected Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Anis Qaimkhani’s bail application in the same case, asking him to contact the trial court.