Asif Zardari calls on Dr Asim


By Nasir Mahmood

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party Co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari met his close aide and former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain at NICVD hospital yesterday and inquired about his heart problem. Both the leaders also discussed the current political situation in the country with main focus on the city.Dr Asim Hussain is also the President of PPP Karachi. This was Asif Ali Zardari’s second visit at the NICVD within a week and third since his arrival from Dubai on 23 December. The Accountability Court IV on Saturday adjourned the hearing of two cases of JJVL and the land allotment against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain and others till January 14. Case No.13/2016 was also heard on 6th January. Other accused who are facing charges are former petroleum secretary Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry, CFO of Ziauddin Abdul Hameed, former directors of the Karachi Development Authority Syed Athar Hussain and Masood Haider and former Secretary Karachi Dock Labour Board’s Mohammad Safdar. The JJVL case No.19/2016 was already due to be heard on 7th January. The Anti-Terrorism court also adjourned the hearing of alleged treatment provided to terrorists case involving mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar and Rauf Siddiqui and others till January 21. The cases postponement was announced due to the death of Senior Attorney and Lawyer Abdul Hafeez Lakho.