SHC grants Asim Hussain permission to travel abroad for medical treatment

Former minister tells court he plans to leave country from April 10 to April 17 for health reasons

Nasir Butt April 07, 2018
PPP leader Asim Hussain. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Saturday approved a request by Pakistan Peoples Party leader Asim Hussain to grant the former minister permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.

SHC approved the request at a hearing in Karachi regarding an application filed earlier by the PPP leader which informed the high court that Hussain wanted to travel abroad for medical treatment from April 10 to April 17.

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Talking to the media outside the courtroom, Hussain said that the tax amnesty scheme announced by the prime minister could prove to be a major blow for the economy.

"The scheme was announced without consulting finance experts, and even the parliament was bypassed in order to implement it," Hussain remarked.

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The former minister was of the opinion that the overall tax net in the country had actually decreased under the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government.

Asim Hussain added that he was vehemently opposed to the amnesty scheme, and the PPP was against it as well.



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