SHC calls written arguments by Jan 23



By Nasir Mahmood

KARACHI : The Sindh High Court (SHC) yesterday allowed Anwar Mansoor Khan the counsel for former petroleum minister and PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain to submit his written arguments before 23rd January 2018.

Deputy Attorney General Salman Talibuddin defending the arrest of Dr Asim by Rangers stated that it was not an illegal action. The court was hearing a petition filed by Dr Ejaz Fatima, mother of former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain. During previous hearing the lawyer also sought an impartial inquiry into the corruption case against Hussain.

The Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh who was heading  the division bench asked her lawyer that the case was registered in 2015 and they were challenging it now. “It would have been much better, had our application heard earlier but it’s never too late as it can be heard now,” replied Anwar.

Dr Ejaz Fatima, through lawyer Anwar Mansoor Khan, had approached the SHC requesting it to quash the FIR registered against her son Dr Asim Hussain under clauses of Anti-Terrorism Act, maintaining that he had nothing to do with said offence.