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Dr Asim denies media reports of stepping down as PPP Karachi president

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Karachi President Dr Asim Hussain on Saturday denied media reports of tendering resignation from the party position, ARY News reported. In an informal conversation with media outside an accountability court here, Asim said he was going out of the country for six weeks for a medical treatment and he did not step down as PPP Karachi president. However, he said he would do whatever PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari asks him to do. Asim’s assertion contradicted a statement issued…

Top court gives Dr Asim green light to travel abroad for medical treatment

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday granted permission to PPP Karachi president Dr Asim Hussain to travel abroad on the medical grounds. The top court was hearing a petition filed by Dr Asim through his counsel Latif Khosa when it ruled in favour of the petitioner after directing authorities concerned to remove Dr Asim’s name from the ‘Exit Control List’ (ECL). A two-member bench, comprising of Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Qazi Faez Isa, heard the petition. During the court proceedings today, the…

Dr Asim, Farooq Sattar discuss political situation of Sindh, Karachi

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar and former president Asif Zardari’s close aide Dr Asim Hussain held a meeting on Sunday to discuss political situation of Sindh and Karachi, ARY News reported. Dr Asim said the environment of understanding and reconciliation should be promoted and representatives of urban and rural areas of the province work collectively in the future for the betterment of citizens. During the meeting, Asim Hussain also gave ‘a special message’ of Zardari for Farooq…

Several MQM-P leaders set to join PPP, claims Dr Asim

KARACHI: Close aide of ex-president Asif Ali Zardari and former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain on Saturday claimed that several Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders were soon going to join the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), ARY News reported. "There are many leaders who are ready to join the PPP, but I will not like to disclose their names (at the moment). Negotiations are going on. This is a normal thing in politics that people leave one party for another," he said while addressing media. Read More: Dr…

Dr Asim returns to Pakistan, cautions Sharif over military tussle

KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, a PPP leader and close aide of former President Asif Ali Zardari, on Friday returned to Pakistan after spending a month in London for the medical treatment. The former petroleum minister was greeted by a large number of jubilant party supporters when he landed at Karachi airport from London. In a brief interaction with media, Hussain said that he has kept his promise and returned to the country after undergoing a medical treatment. "I have come to face 'baseless' graft cases against me," he…

Dr Asim departs for London after top court’s green signal

KARACHI: Close aide of ex-President Asif Ali Zardari and former Petroleum Minister Dr Asim Hussain on Sunday left for London via an international flight, ARY News reported. Earlier today, he had reached Jinnah International Airport here to depart for London to undergo medical treatment. Suffering setbacks time and again, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Karachi president Dr Asim Hussain’s name was finally removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) after Supreme Court on August 29 granted him permission to travel abroad for…

PPP’s bigwig Dr Asim allowed to go abroad for ‘medical treatment’

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday ordered to remove Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Dr Asim Hussain’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL) and let him travel abroad for medical treatment, ARY News reported. “The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has not challenged the medical report and we cannot deprive somebody from undergoing medical treatment,” the court said. The apex court has allowed him to get medical treatment for one month and then come back and once he would be back his name would…

Rangers refute Dr Asim’s claim of ‘heavily drugged’ before confession

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers on Saturday has categorically refuted a claim made by former Petroleum Minister Dr Asim Hussain that he was heavily drugged before video recording of his confessional statement – accusing former President Asif Ali Zardari’s foster brother of being involved in all kinds of corruption – while in custody of the paramilitary force last year. In a statement issued on Saturday, Spokesperson Sindh Rangers termed Dr Asim’s statement untrue and contrary to facts. The statement asserted that the close aide…

SC seeks interior ministry’s reply over Dr Asim’s name on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday sought a reply from the Interior Ministry with regard to placing Dr Asim Hussain’s name on the Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported on Thursday. The three-member bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, was hearing Dr Asim’s plea seeking removal of his name from the ECL to travel abroad for medical treatment. During the court proceeding, Justice Ejaz Afzal observed that nine medical boards had been formed to Dr. Asim's illness and each diagnosed a…

Dr Asim registers FIR against NAB for allegedly raiding his sister’s house

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party Karachi President Dr Asim Hussain has registered an First Information Report (FIR) against unidentified and heavily armed persons for allegedly raiding the house of his sister, ARY News reported. The former petroleum minister registered the complaint at the Tipu Sultan police station and alleged that unknown persons probably from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), armed with weapons, raided his sister’s  Dr Rubina's residence at Block 6, Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society…