ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Dr Asim Hussain to travel abroad for medical treatment after receiving a reply from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regarding the removal of his name from the Exit Control List.
The petition was filed by Asim's counsel Latif Khosa who reiterated the frail condition of his health. “Asim is under treatment. He was supposed to leave on November 9, but his flight has been pushed ahead to November 21.”
SC seeks NAB reply on removal of Asim’s name from ECL
A two-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa, heard the former petroleum minister’s petition.
In his remarks, Justice Isa questioned why justice was not equal for everyone.
In August 2015, Asim — a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari — was detained during a raid at the Higher Education Commission office in the Clifton area of Karachi over alleged embezzlement of funds.
Asim is accused of concealing assets, granting illegal allotments, misusing authority, carrying out land grabbing and fraud, and giving illegal contracts during his tenure in Sui Southern Gas Pipelines Limited. He is also facing a case in an anti-terrorism court.
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