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Dr Asim allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment

KARACHI: An accountability court on Saturday approved request of Dr. Asim Hussain to travel abroad for medical treatment, ARY News reported. Dr. Hussain appeared before the court today (Saturday) to attend hearing of  graft reference, which also involves other people. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced two witnesses – Saeed Rizwan and Muhammad Taj – before the court to record their statement. However, Dr Asim Hussain filed an appeal requesting the court to allow him travel abroad to get medical…

Dr. Asim granted permission to travel abroad for treatment

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Tuesday granted the permission to Dr. Asim Hussain to travel abroad on account of medical treatment. While hearing the plea of the accused seeking court's permission to travel abroad on medical grounds, the accountability court allowed Dr. Asim Hussain to travel from October 2 until October 30. A medical report prepared by a surgeon was present before the court that cited the requirement of treatment for Dr. Asim Hussain. Dr. Asim has been reportedly suffering from a back…

Terrorists’ facilitation Case: Dr Asim, Qaimkhani exempted from appearance

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday granted exemption to PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain, PSP president Anis Qaimkhani and other accused from appearance before it in a case pertaining to treatment and facilitation of terror suspects. The former petroleum minister, Qaimkhani, MQM leaders Waseem Akhtar and Abdul Rauf Siddiqui, PPP leader Qadir Patel were booked for allegedly providing treatment and shelter to alleged terrorists. Dr Asim, the PSP President and other suspects moved applications through their lawyers…

Notices issued on Dr Asim’s petition for quashing multi-billion graft case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday issued notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and others on a petition of PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain seeking to restrain a trial court from framing charges against him in a corruption reference. Dr Asim, who has recently been made the chairman of the Sindh HEC, faces charges of committing massive corruption during his tenure as the federal minister for petroleum and natural resources in the previous PPP government. He moved the petition in the high court, assailing…

Sindh varsities to observe ‘indefinite’ strike from today over HEC chairman reappointment

KARACHI: The teaching staff at Sindh's public universities is to observe indefinite strike from Wednesday (today) over reappointment of Dr Asim Hussain as the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Sindh chairperson. Asim’s reappointment has earned the teachers’ irk across the province. The Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (Fapuasa) Sindh chapter has given the strike call against the uncalled for decision of the provincial government. The teaching staff body views Dr Asim's reappointment…

Dr Asim re-appointed as Sindh HEC Chairman

KARACHI: Embroiled in corruption charges and probe in its wake, the Sindh government has re-appointed former federal minister and senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Dr Asim Hussain as chairperson of the provincial Higher Education Commission. A notification to this effect was issued by the Sindh chief secretary couple of days ago. The notification reads: “In continuation of this department’s notification of even number dated 28.1.2014 & in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 5 (1)…

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…

SC censures interior secy for failing to remove Dr Asim’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down hard on the officials of the Ministry of Interior for not removing PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) despite its orders. A bench comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Qazi Faez Isa took strong exception to the officials for issuing a permit to the PPP leader to travel abroad, instead of removing his name from the no-fly list. The bench was hearing an application filed by the PPP leader seeking initiation of contempt of court…

Interior secy put on notice over failure to remove Dr Asim’s name from ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the interior secretary and additional secretary to respond to an application of PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against them for flouting its order with regard to removal of his name from the ECL. Dr Asim through his counsel Sardar Latif Khosa filed an application, requesting the apex court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the officials of the Interior Ministry for failing to remove his name from the no-fly list…

Dr Asim’s name removed from ECL for one month

ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry on Thursday removed the name of Pakistan Peoples Party leader Dr Asim Hussain from the Exit Control List for one month. Dr Asim had submitted an application in the Supreme Court calling for his name to be struck from the list. Therefore, the interior ministry removed his name for one month. Speaking to ARY News, Dr Asim said that the apex court had ordered the interior ministry to remove his name. He said he wanted to visited abroad not for any personal but rather health reasons. He…