KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) disposed of a petition requesting the court to shift under trial suspect Dr Asim Hussain, to a private hospital for better medical treatment, Aaj News reported.
Ranger’s officials who have the custody of former minister and chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) told the SHC judges that Dr Asim has been provided with necessary medical care in custody.
All the necessary tests of Dr. Asim will be conducted in the presence of his wife and daughter, sources told.
However, Dr Zareen Hussain, wife of Dr. Asim claimed that her husband needs a proper treatment in a private hospital.
Meanwhile, assistant director Rangers claimed before judges during a hearing of the petition in the SHC, “Dr Asim Hussain is physically fit”.
Further, the Rangers officials told the court that Dr Asim is being interrogated for severe offences and pleaded the court to dismiss the plea filed by his wife.
Later, after hearing arguments from both sides, the court disposed of the petition filed by Dr Zareen Hussain, Dr Asim’s wife, to shift him to a hospital.
Last week, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi had handed over Dr Asim to Rangers on a 90-day physical remand.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) had condemned the arrest of Dr Asim Hussain, a former petroleum minister and close aide of former President Asif Ali Zardari as politically motivated.