KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday sought a reply from the Sindh government on a petition filed against the arrest of former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain in 2015 by the Pakistan Rangers.
The court heard the petition filed by Dr Zareen, wife of Dr Asim Hussain, which said that Dr Asim’s arrest by the Rangers was illegal. It challenged the Ranger’s law to keep an accused in custody for three months.
Abid Zubeir, counsel of the applicant told the court that arresting Hussain in a case regarding providing treatment to criminals was wrong. However, the Rangers had submitted its reply in the previous hearing, which claimed that it had arrested the Dr Asim on the charges of treating and harbouring militants and gangsters in his hospital.
The court, later, adjourned the hearing till 13th February.