An Anti-Terrorism Court Saturday (today) indicted former state minister for petroleum Dr Asim Hussain, close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, in a case pertaining for securing medical treatment for terrorists.
Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, MQM Pakistan Leader Rauf Siddiqui, PPP leader Qadir Patel, Pak Sarzamen Party (PSP) leader Anees Qaimkhani and Usman Moazzam have also been indicted in the same case.
Dr Asim, who has recently suffered a paralysis attack, was brought in the court in a wheelchair.
In the court he pleaded not guilty.
He said, “Those who have charged me with crime should also be indicted.”
The court has summoned the witnesses in the case.
Earlier today, ATC granted bail to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar in a case relating to making arrangements for and listening to Altaf Hussain’s incendiary speeches.
The jailed mayor has so far obtained bail in 37 out of 38 cases in which he was arrested. The cases relate to his alleged involvement in the May 12 mayhem, listening to Altaf Hussain’s speeches and treatment of alleged terrorists at Dr Asim Hussain’s hospitals.
The last case in which the mayor’s bail is pending pertains to the treatment of alleged militants at Ziauddin Hospital.