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SC approves NAB application for cancellation of Dr. Asim’s bail

ISLAMABAD (Online): The Supreme Court Friday approved application of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regarding cancellation of Dr. Asim Hussain’s bail while also issued notices to the concerned parties.

During the hearing of case relating to seeking permission of Dr. Asim Hussain treatment in foreign, Justice Ejaz Afzal remarked that everyone is Pakistan not being treated equally. He said medical board suggests the medication of bigwigs in foreign while many prisoners die in the jail. Justice Ijaz Afzal led the bench while it was consisting of Justice Manzoor Malik and Justice Mazhar Alam Mian Khel.

Justice Ijaz Afzal further remarked that all the hospitals in Sindh are under the provincial government so a transparent medical board can be formed. Upon this, Latif Khosa lawyer of Dr. Asim Hussain said he has objections on the free medical board not Dr. Asim. He said the court should be introduced such norm that may be harmful for all.

Justice Ijaz Afzal said that it must be noticed whether Dr Asim was suffering from a disease or not and if he has some disease, its treatment was possible in the country or not. He added depression, blood pressure and sugar are common diseases in Pakistan.

He said every new doctor suggested new medication for Dr. Asim, adding some say it was a psychology issue while some have suggested hydrotherapy. During the hearing NAB prosecutor adopted the stance that medical board has not given final opinion about Dr. Asim.

He said it was observed that a leader with back ache got admission of treatment, was seen dancing. He said Dr. Asim used to come jail on wheel chair but coming out of jail, he used to participate in political gatherings.

Lateef Khosa said if it was not a bail case then there could be no bailment case in Pakistan. He said NAB used delaying tactics to nab the leader who was dancing abroad. Upon this, Justice Manzoor Malik replied that Mr. Khosa restrict to your case.

The Court approving the application of NAB regarding cancellation of Dr. Asim’s bail issued notice to the concerned parties and adjourned the hearing till July 20.

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