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  • Ziauddin Hospital plays significant role in KDLB welfare works: PW November 28, 2018 welfareTESTIMONY WEAKENS PROSECUTION’S CASE By Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: Ziauddin Hospital is not the only hospital enlisted on the panel of KDLB (Karachi Dock Labour Board) but there are many other hospitals too, with whom KDLB has agreements. However, the rates of Ziauddin Hospital are less than the other hospitals on the panel. The scrutiny of the bills ... Read more
  • Court allows Dr Asim to travel abroad for treatment November 18, 2018 treatmentBy Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: Former petroleum minister and leader of PPP Dr Asim Hussain has been granted permission by the Accountability Court-IV to leave the country from November 27 to December 20 for his treatment abroad. Dr Asim and others appeared before the court yesterday in NAB reference No. 19/2016 of the Jamshoro Joint Venture Limited case ... Read more
  • Dr Asim appears before accountability court November 16, 2018 accountability courtBy Staff Reporting KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) appeared before the Accountability Court II in NAB reference No.13/2016 yesterday. During the hearing, court recorded statement of four prosecution witnesses (PWs). The PWs who recorded their statements include Dr Shoaib, Dr Asim Murtaza, Azhar Hussain Siddiqqi and  Makhdoom ... Read more
  • Accountability court summons two more prosecution witnesses on next hearing November 11, 2018 next hearingBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM HUSSAIN APPEARS IN JJVL CASE KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, the former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), yesterday appeared before the Accountability Court-II in NAB reference No.19/2016 about JJVL case. During the hearing, the court recorded statement of two prosecution witnesses, while two other witnesses were called to appear ... Read more
  • Another prosecution witness examined November 9, 2018 witness examinedBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM HUSSAIN APPEARS BEFORE ACCOUNTABILITY COURT  KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) appeared before the Accountability Court II in NAB reference No.13/2016 yesterday. During the hearing court recorded statement of another prosecution witness Dar Buksh Baloch, Audit and Compliance Manager of Allied Bank. The witness stated ... Read more
  • Dr Asim Hussain condemns November 3, 2018 condemnsBy Staff Reporter Karachi: Former Federal Minister for Petroleum and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Dr Asim Hussain has strongly condemned the assassination of prominent religious scholar Maulana Samiul Haq. Dr Asim said the demise of JUI-S chief has saddened the entire nation as his contribution for religion as well as for the society was remarkable and added that Maulana Samiul ... Read more
  • PW Ansari AGM, SSGC find MoUs record in accordance with law November 2, 2018 accordance withBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM APPEARS IN JJVL CASE HEARING KARACHI: The former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Dr Asim Hussain attended the hearing of NAB reference No.19/2016 JJVL case yesterday. The court recorded statement of prosecution witness Khalid Saleem Ansari, Acting General Manager of Corporate Legal Services, SSGC. The witness stated that he ... Read more
  • Statement of prosecution witness recorded November 1, 2018 witness recordedBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM RETURNS, APPEARS BEFORE COURT  KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of PPP, appeared before the Accountability Court II in NAB reference No.13/2016 yesterday. During the hearing court recorded statement of prosecution witness Asad Baloch, an employee of Allied Bank. The witness explained the detail of debit and credit entries in ... Read more
  • Dr Asim allowed to travel abroad for treatment October 3, 2018 travel abroadBy Staff Reporter KARACHI: Former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Dr Asim Hussain has been allowed by the accountability court to travel abroad for medical treatment. He was allowed to travel abroad from October 2 to October 30. Dr Asim through his counsel had moved an application during the previous hearing seeking the court’s ... Read more
  • Ziauddin University holds TED talk program September 29, 2018 TED talk programBy Staff Reporter KARACHI: Ziauddin University organized TED talk program as ‘TEDxZiauddinUniversity’ Conference themed “The Way Forward” at its Clifton campus. Dr Asim Hussain, Chancellor, Ziauddin University inaugurated the conference. while addressing  the audience  he stated that such kind of conferences where we interact with each other we learn how to behave in social society, what the ... Read more
  • PTI govt commits mini-corruption in name of mini-budget: Dr Asim Hussain September 27, 2018 mini-corruptionBy Nasir Mahmood COURT ADJOURNS HEARING TILL OCT 5; ‘I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY NAYA PAKISTAN SO FAR’  KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), has said that the PTI government’s recently announced mini-budget is a mini-corruption. He said that the decision to award Pakistan nationality to foreigners living here must ... Read more
  • Dams should be constructed but without begging September 23, 2018 constructedBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM HUSSAIN SAYS IMRAN KHAN OUR “LAST OPTION” Accountability court adjourns JJVL case hearing till October 6 KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and the leader of PPP has said that Imran Khan is our last option. He was replying to a question asked by media persons outside the accountability court yesterday, on ... Read more
  • Federal govt may not complete tenure: Dr Asim September 16, 2018 Federal govtBy Nasir Mahmood THE BEGGAR BECOMES BANKRUPT WHEN DONORS HAVE NOTHING TO DONATE any FURTHER  KARACHI: Former petroleum minister and leader of the PPP Dr Asim Hussain has said that survival of the present government looks difficult. Neither a government exist nor is the opposition visible, he said. He was replying to the queries from media reporters after ... Read more
  • Dr Asim inaugurates Lithotripsy machine at Ziauddin Hospital September 15, 2018 Ziauddin HospitalBy Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, Chairman, Dr Ziauddin Hospital inaugurated a state-of-the-art Lithotripsy Machine at Ziauddin Hospital yesterday at its North Campus. The machine could spot the stone, fragment them for excretion without any cut or injection. Addressing on the occasion he disclosed that this is a latest machine of its kind. So far two ... Read more
  • Increasing foreign influence on our country be taken care of: Dr Asim September 13, 2018 foreignBy Nasir Mahmood ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY SEMINAR “OUR VISION OF PAKISTAN: IMPEDIMENTS TO DEVELOPMENT KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, Chancellor, Ziauddin University has expressed surprise over the annual imports of over $10 billion food items and over $2 billion import of cosmetics. He raised a question if we are one nation why wasting such huge amounts on lavish living ... Read more
  • Dr Asim Hussain supports Imran in anti-corruption drive September 11, 2018 anti-corruptionBy Nasir Mahmood ‘WE HAVE REFUSED TO ADMIT SHARJEEL AGAIN TO ZIAUDDIN HOSPITAL’ KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader and former federal minister for petroleum Dr Asim Hussainhas said that ‘We are with Imran Khan as he is the elected Prime Minister and we cannot change the reality.” He was talking to the media outside the Accountability Court yesterday ... Read more
  • Dr Asim Hussain condoles death of Ilyas Shakir September 9, 2018 IlyasBy Staff Reporter KARACHI: Former petroleum minister and leader of PPP Dr Asim Hussain has expressed deep grief and sorrow on the demise of renowned journalist and founding editor of Daily Quami Akhbar, Ilyas Shakir. In a statement yesterday, he paid rich tributes to Ilyas Shakir’s contribution for the promotion of journalism, and said he would always ... Read more
  • ‘Sharjeel Memon was in sub-jail on govt orders’ September 4, 2018 Sharjeel MemonBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM PRAISES CJP SAQIB NISAR’S ACTIONS KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader and former petroleum minister commenting on recovery of liquor bottles from his hospital’s room  where Sharjeel Memon was lodged said that it was a sub jail. He added that Sharjeel Memon was admitted to the hospital on the order of ... Read more
  • Helicopter is cheaper than road travel in ‘Naya Pakistan’: Dr Asim August 30, 2018 HelicopterBy Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: Dr. Asim Hussain, PPP leader and former federal minister for petroleum, has said that in ‘Naya Pakistan’ helicopter is cheaper, therefore, we must travel in it. He was replying to queries from the media outside the accountability court here yesterday. Earlier, the court during hearing of NAB reference No. 13/2016 against Dr Asim ... Read more
  • Dr Asim Hussain urges resolution of vital issues August 17, 2018 resolutionBy Nasir Mahmood ‘NOTHING DONE TO EXPLORE SHALE GAS RESOURCES’; COURT GRANTS 10-DAY EXEMPTION  KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party has said that Pakistan is facing two serious problems, one of heavy debts and the other is shortage of natural gas. During past five years the government did not explore ... Read more
  • Nation still awaits ‘Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan’ August 14, 2018 still awaitsBy Dr Asim Hussain Seven decades have passed, today is the day when the entire nation is celebrating its 71stIndependence Day with full zeal and zest. We have attained this separate homeland after innumerable sacrifices of our ancestor. All those sacrifices were in terms of unending persecution and oppression by the Hindus and Britishers. That was the ... Read more
  • NAB failed to bring witness in JJVL case August 12, 2018 JJVL caseBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM URGES UNITY TO STEER COUNTRY OUT OF CRISIS KARACHI:  Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party, has urged the political parties to become united and must think of greater national interests.  He was talking to  the media outside the accountability court yesterday. Dr. Asim Hussain and others appeared ... Read more
  • Transparent, efficient & strong ‘government’ need of the hour August 11, 2018 efficientBy Dr Asim Hussain Governance is now one of the key issue in our society that needs to be addressed on every forum with the higher degree of sincerity and attentiveness. This factor plays a pivotal role in bringing continuous and complete transparency, refinement and impartiality in every single department of both public and private sector ... Read more
  • Dr Asim Hussain welcomes the ‘change’ in Pakistan August 11, 2018 changeBy Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former Petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party, has said that the “change” has occurred after general elections in the country. He was talking to media persons outside the accountability court yesterday. Replying to queries, Dr Asim that he has arrived from abroad a few days ago and has ... Read more
  • Water Crisis at pinnacle, must be tackled on priority August 3, 2018 priorityBy Dr Asim Hussain CLEAN WATER A DREAM, IMPURE WATER A REALITY  Crisis seems to be a never ending occurrence in our country’s geographical structure that frequently takes place one after another. Pakistan is continuously facing a series of bad events since decades whether it   terrorism, extremism, poverty, unemployment, scarcity of electricity, religious intolerance, and devastating economy. ... Read more
  • Dr Asim sees return of PPP govt in Sindh July 22, 2018 govtBy Nasir Mahmood ACCOUNTABILITY COURT TO HEAR JJVL REFERENCE ON AUGUST 4  KARACHI: Former petroleum minister and Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader Dr Asim Hussain was very optimistic for his party’s victory in general elections to be held on July 25. Talking to media outside the accountability court yesterday, Dr Asim stated that he has to go abroad for ... Read more
  • ‘All NAB witnesses are under pressure’ July 19, 2018 All NABBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM FACES 226TH HEARING IN ACCOUNTABILITY COURT, SAYS HAS FAITH IN JUDGES, COURTS KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, the PPP leader and former petroleum minister, has said that all the NAB witnesses were under duress, including the witness presented today, who was also under coercion by the NAB threats. “I believe in law and ... Read more
  • Nawaz facing what I underwent during his govt: Dr Asim July 18, 2018 facingBy Nasir Mahmood NAB REFERENCE: PW ASKED TO APPEAR WITH ENTIRE RECORD TODAY KARACHI: Former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain and PPP leader has said that election is the basis of democracy and an essential part of democratic process. “So, let us hope that free and fair elections are held in the country. “It pains me to see ... Read more
  • Dr Asim calls for political stabilisation in country July 15, 2018 countryBy Nasir Mahmood ‘FERTILIZER SCAM ENGINEERED BY LEADING BUSINESSMAN TO SAVE HIS SKIN’  KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, the former petroleum minister and leader of PPP, has expressed his heartfelt condolence with the victims of Mastung bomb blast. He prayed for controlling such deadly incidents in future, and said “Until we are established politically, this trend would continue. ... Read more
  • Dr Asim fixed in a case not related to him July 14, 2018 Dr AsimBy Nasir Mahmood CCP UNEARTHS CHEAP GAS, EXPENSIVE FERTILIZER SCAM  KARACHI: Buying cheap gas and selling expensive fertilizer have been pursued by the fertilizer industry rather relentlessly. Serious charges of price collusion were finally determined and adjudged by Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP). This was disclosed in a report prepared by Director (Cartels & Trade Abuses) and Junior ... Read more
  • Dr Asim says NAB fabricated cases against him July 14, 2018 fabricatedBy Nasir Mahmood ACCOUNTABILITY COURT REPRIMANDS PROSECUTION WITNESS  KARACHI: Former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party Dr Asim Hussain has said that NAB had made fake cases against me and as everyone has seen out of eleven witnesses so far, not even a single one had verified the allegations leveled against me. “However, I am ... Read more
  • Everything outsourced in Pakistan, including politics, says Dr Asim July 12, 2018 AsimBy Nasir Mahmood ACCOUNTABILITY COURT ADJOURNS HEARING TILL TOMORROW  KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, the former petroleum minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples’ Party, has said that everything is outsourced in Pakistan, including politics. He was talking to media outside the accountability court yesterday after appearing in NAB reference No. 13/2016. The hearing was adjourned till 13th July due ... Read more
  • Dr Asim’s wife admitted to hospital in critical condition June 20, 2018 criticalBy Staff Reporter KARACHI: The health condition of PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain’s wife, Dr Zareen Hussain, deteriorated yesterday and she was admitted to a hospital in London. Dr Zareen has been suffering from cancer since long and is undergoing treatment in London. Dr Asim had reached London a few days ago to be with her ailing wife. The ... Read more
  • No difference between NAB and RAW: Dr Asim June 12, 2018 differenceBy Nasir Mahmood ACCOUNTABILITY COURT ADJOURNS HEARING OVER ABSENCE OF PWS  KARACHI: “Getting justice is made difficult in our country. Day to day hearing and daily attendance is announced for Dr Asim while not for Nawaz Sharif. NAB authorities neither have any witnesses nor any proof, but they just want me to keep doing errands. I don’t ... Read more
  • ‘Don’t have any desire to become country’s president’ June 10, 2018 becomeBy Nasir Mahmood ACCOUNTABILITY COURT GRANTS DR ASIM LEAVE TO GO ABROAD  KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party leader Dr Asim Hussain has forecast coalition government in Center after 2018 general elections. He was talking to media outside the Accountability Court yesterday. When asked would he be the next President of Pakistan if PPP government comes into power after coming ... Read more
  • Dr Asim not to take part in coming elections June 2, 2018 partBy Nasir Mahmood HEARING IN NAB REFERENCE ADJOURNED TILL 9TH  KARACHI: PPP leader and former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain has categorically said that he would no contest general elections. “I am not interested in elections. In this country any gentlemen like us could not contest elections. I got a ministry for 19 months, suffered two years ... Read more
  • ATC does not consider JIT report as gospel truth: Judge May 31, 2018 truthBy Nasir Mahmood DR ASIM’S COUNSEL CHALLENGES LEGAL VALUE OF THE CASE  KARACHI: “This Court had never considered the JIT report as a gospel truth. The prosecution has to prove all the allegations made in the JIT report. The burden of which lies heavily upon the prosecution,” the Anti-Terrorism Court No. II Judge said this in its ... Read more
  • NAB asked to produce remaining witnesses May 17, 2018 witnessesDR ASIM CASE  By Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: The Accountability Court-IV on Tuesday ordered the NAB to produce remaining witnesses in its Reference No.13/2016 against PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain and others on 22nd May. Earlier, the cross examination of the NAB witness Abdul Rasheed Jokhio was completed by the counsels of all accused. Dr Asim is on a ... Read more
  • Nawaz’s remarks ‘extremely irresponsible,’ says Dr Asim May 14, 2018 irresponsibleBy Staff Reporter KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, PPP leader and former Petroleum Minister has termed the statement of former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif about Mumbai attack as “ extremely irresponsible. Condemning the statement he said it has exposed the pro-Indian stance of Nawaz Sharif having trade interest in India. The diatribe by embattled ex-Prime Minister has ... Read more
  • Dr Asim Hussain condoles death of Idrees Bakhtiar’s mother May 12, 2018 IdreesBy Staff Reporter KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of PPP, has condoled sad demise of the mother of senior journalist Idrees Bakhtiar and Editor daily Ausaf Abrar Bakhtiar. In his condolence message Dr Asim said may Almighty Allah rest her soul in eternal peace and grant her family members to bear this loss. Read more
  • Dr Asim urges to bring all Sindh varsities under HEC May 11, 2018 varsitiesBy Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, Chairman, Ziauddin Group of Hospitals and Chancellor Ziauddin Medical University said here yesterday that all the government sector universities in Sindh province should work under the supervision of HEC (Higher Education Commission). While talking to media members in his office Dr Asim said that there must be similar economic policies ... Read more
  • Dr Asim deplores attack on Ahsan May 8, 2018 deploresBy Staff Reporter KARACH: Dr Asim Hussain, former minister for petroleum & natural resources and leader of PPP, has strongly condemned the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal. Wishing an early recovery to the minister, Dr Asim has called for stern punishment to the perpetrators for the heinous crime. Read more
  • Dr Asim refutes MQM allegations against PPP May 5, 2018 MQMBy Nasir Mahmood OPPOSES FIA RAIDS ON MEDICAL COLLEGES  KARACHI: PPP leader and former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain refuted the allegations levelled against his party by the MQM leadership while talking to media outside the Accountability Court-IV yesterday. Earlier, the court adjourned the hearing over absence of the prosecution witness Abdul Rasheed Jokhio in NAB reference No. ... Read more
  • Commission to probe private medical colleges’ excess fee issue May 4, 2018 excessBy Wasim Kambo DR ASIM ALSO ATTENDS SC HEARING  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has constituted a commission to inquire into the matter of charging of extra fees by the private medical colleges. The commission would be headed by Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)’s Director Usman Anwer and it would be bound to submit its report within one month to ... Read more
  • Fake NAB case would not yield desired results: Dr Asim May 1, 2018 yieldBy Nasir Mahmood ACCOUNTABILITY COURT ADJOURNS HEARING TILL MAY 19  KARACHI: “I am facing a fake case that will continue without any decision but NAB will ultimately fail.” Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of PPP said this talking to media after appearing before the Accountability Court-IV yesterday. During the hearing of NAB reference No. 19/2016 ... Read more
  • Workers make organizations successful, organization makes country strong May 1, 2018 organizationsBy Dr Asim Hussain Human are those who actually know what humanity is? Respect, trust, brotherhood, cooperation, nondiscriminatory perceptions irrespective of race, color and creed makes human the real conquerors in all walks of life. Yes, Labor Day teaches us the same lesson and morality that needs to be implemented at every organization throughout the world ... Read more
  • Governor Sindh applauds Dr Asim’s contribution to education April 26, 2018 contributionBy Aneel Ahmed Usmani 504 STUDENTS CONFERRED DEGREES, 10 GOLD MEDAL’S AWARDED AT ZIAUDDIN UNIVERSITY 15TH CONVOCATION By Aneel Ahmed Usmani KARACHI: One of the country’s largest educational institutions, Ziauddin University awarded 504 degrees to its graduating students of different disciplines and 10 gold medals to the outstanding students at the 15th convocation, held at the Expo Centre, ... Read more
  • Politics of regionalism not a good omen for nation: Dr Asim April 25, 2018 nationBy Nasir Mahmood ACCOUNTABILITY COURT RECORDS STATEMENT OF PROSECUTION WITNESS  KARACHI: PPP leader and former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain has strongly opposed the latest trend of regional politics being initiated in the country and warned that this new dynamics is not a good omen for the nation or the country. He was talking to media outside the ... Read more
  • Party defectors lose their status: Dr Asim April 22, 2018 defectorsBy Nasir Mahmood ACCOUNTABILITY COURT ADJOURNS HEARING TILL 30TH  KARACHI: Dr Asim Hussain, former petroleum minister and leader of PPP, has said that whoever leaves Pakistan Peoples’ Party becomes a non-entity in politics and “I can name many in the country.” He was commenting on the quitting of PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan, who recently joined PTI. Dr Asim ... Read more
  • ‘Country passing through serious crisis’ April 19, 2018 crisisI AM NOT A CANDIDATE IN GENERAL ELECTIONS: DR ASIM  By Nasir Mahmood KARACHI: Former petroleum minister and leader of the PPP,  Dr Asim Hussain has no intention to contest next general elections in the country. I am not a candidate , he disclosed while replying to questions from media members outside the accountability court yesterday. He appeared ... Read more