A legal hurdle has arisen in Dr Asim’s release, which was expected today after Sindh High Court(SHC) granted him bail.
On Thursday, the SHC rejected an application filed by Dr Asim Hussain seeking an amendment in the court’s verdict, which asked him to surrender his passports.
The high court said while announcing its decision regarding Dr Asim’s application “Not even a single comma from the decision can be changed.”
According to Dr Asim’s application he has submitted both his Canadian and Pakistani passports to the Anti-Terrorism Court, in a case which accused him of facilitating and providing medical treatment to terrorists.
In response SHC said that it could not go back on its decision and the matter will be decided by the Chief Justice. The Sindh High Court approved on Wednesday the bail plea of Dr Asim Hussain, against surety bonds of Rs500,000, in two corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau.
The refree judge of SHC approved the bail on the medical grounds. Dr Asim is currently undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Cardiovascular diseases.
On Wednesday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan alleged that the Prime Minister had struck a deal with the PPP, after which “corrupt politicians had returned to Pakistan, and others had been given bail”. Imran was referring to model Ayyan Ali, former Information Minister Sindh Sharjeel Memon and former Petroleum Minister Dr Asim, all of whom have been given bails despite corruption charges of hefty amounts against them.