I will have to spend Eid in Jail, no other option: Dr Asim

NAB references hearing postponed

By Staff Reporter

KARACHI: The Accountability Court IV, yesterday postponed proceedings of two NAB references against Dr Asim and others till July 26 and 30. After adjournment of cases Dr Asim while talking to media said that false cases have been registered against him and he is being tried without any justification. Replying to a question, he said that his wife is cancer patient; he wants to stay with her,adding he will have to fight with brutality of the security agencies. Board of Revenue’s section officer Amaduddin Chachar was supposed to record his statement at the court today. Proceeding for the case was postponed till July 26. During the JJVL reference, the defence attorneys stated that the matter pertaining to their clients’ indictment was already being heared by Sindh High Court. After this statement , the court postponed further proceedings till July 30. Detailed order of the SHC dated July 01 on JJVL case was still awaited. During an informal chat with journalists, Dr Asim stated that the cases against him were concocted and that some ‘big fish’ were behind his cases. Asked about Eid celebration, Asim said that he will spend Eid in jail. ‘What can I do otherwise’, he said. Another reporter asked him that why he was not being allowed to celebrate Eid with his family, at which he said: “This question should be placed before those who have filed cases against me.” During the proceedings, Dr Asim’s application to grant him admission into a hospital for his back surgery was also submitted. In the application, it was stated that Dr Asim was in jail on judicial remand and he was ill, for which he was undergoing treatment at Jinnah hospital. It was also stated in the application that six medical boards had been constituted for Dr Asim’s medical assessment. All six boards had recommended a back surgery, claimed the application. The court postponed the proceedings till July 26 on the request and called for reports from the medical boards.