HEARING PUT OFF TILL 18TH MARCH
By Nasir Mahmood
KARACHI: The Accountability Court IV yesterday put off the hearing of reference No.13/2016 against Dr Asim and others till 18th March due to the sickness of prosecutor Muhammad Altaf. It may be mentioned here that on previous hearing dated 4th March the court had directed the NAB to explain status of the land cases pending in Supreme Court and further directed in acquittal application filed by Director Land, Ather Hussain, accused for allotment of land to Ziauddin Hospital to submit reply and bring original file of the land allotment with all note sheets etc. along with official documents on the next date. NAB Court in reference No.13/2016 against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain and others had fixed the date of hearing as 9th March, while in reference No.19/2016 (JJVL case) the hearing was adjourned till March 18th. On previous date in reference No-13/2016 the prosecution witness UBL Manager Muhammad Akram Ansari appeared together with 3500 extra documents were challenged by Dr Asim’s defence counsel Amir Raza Naqvi. He raised objection that at this stage these additional documents may not be considered or accepted. This could be an attempt to open a new case against his client, Amir said.