Dr Asim is in hospital due to heart problem

KARACHI – Former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain, who is in Rangers custody on 90-day remand, has been shifted to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Karachi on Tuesday.

According to hospital, Dr Asim underwent several tests. He has suffered a minor heart attack. Doctors have reported that the former minister is also suffering from diabetes and kidney problem, thus, there is some difficulty in conducting his angiography. A medical board will be formed for his complete check-up after three days, reports said.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah also visited Dr Asim Hussain at the hospital today. On August 27, Dr Asim was placed under a 90-day preventive detention under Section 11-EEEE of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

He was arrested by Rangers for alleged involvement in corruption cases and assisting the terrorists.


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