Sindh govt has no objection to Dr Asim’s treatment abroad



By Nasir Mahmood

KARACHI: The lawyer to Sindh government Qazi Bashir apprised the Sindh High Court division bench that the provincial government has no objection over Dr. Asim’s trip to any foreign country for medical treatment. The bench directed Dr. Asim’s lawyer to submit a reply by May 26 before adjourning the hearing yesterday. Earlier during the court proceedings, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in its reply submitted to Sindh High Court pleaded to keep former petroleum minister Dr. Asim’s name in Exit Control List (ECL). Deputy Attorney General Liaquat Sheikh and NAB Prosecutor Altaf Khan said that Dr Asim Hussain had already been granted bail on a medical report compiled by a board of doctors comprising nine members. It may be mentioned here the Director NAB had examined all those reports and he was informed that this is a very serious type of surgery that is not possible in any hospital of Pakistan. Medical boards suggested that Dr Asim needs disc replacement , a specialized surgery that should be done in the hospital where usually it is done.