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PPP leader Dr Asim slams Sharif brothers after return from Dubai

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader and former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain arrived here from Dubai on Friday morning.

Speaking to the media at Karachi airport, the PPP leader lashed out at the Sharif brothers, saying they were defaming the country by pursuing what he said a self-centered political agenda.

He said his party was mindful of their political tactics and resolved that it won’t allow anyone to play havoc with the country.

Dr Asim predicted that the PPP would win the next general elections by a landslide.

On Thursday, the interior ministry finally removed the PPP leader’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) after his lawyer moved a contempt of court application in the Supreme Court.

Dr Asim through his lawyer Barrister Latif Khosa filed the application seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against the interior secretary and additional secretary for not removing his name from the ECL despite the court orders.

In his plea, he stated that the authorities did not remove his name from the ECL, which is a flagrant violation of the apex court’s order.

On Nov 16, the apex court granted Dr Asim permission to travel abroad on the medical grounds. It directed the authorities concerned to remove his name from the ECL.



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