KARACHI – Administrative Judge of anti-terrorism courts (ATC) Naimatullah Phulpoto on Friday has excused himself from hearing plea filed by former petroleum minister, Dr Asim’s mother.
The plea filed by mother of the terror accused urges court to dismiss the case and not give her son’s custody to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) or Rangers. The plea further states that Rangers have concluded their investigations during 90-day remand while NAB also is done with the process.
The woman has requested the court to bar law enforcement agencies from taking her son into custody after completion of necessary steps including investigation.
The petitioner has maintained that Rangers are likely to torture her son if given in custody.
It should be mentioned here Dr Asim had been remanded in law enforcers’ custody twice in the recent past by Justice Phulpoto.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman and former president, Asif Ali Zardari s confidant, Dr Asim Hussain is facing terrorism charges in a case registered in Karachi’s North Nazimabad Police Station.
The former federal minister is accused of providing shelter to criminals and terrorists in the hospital that he owns.
On the other hand, the accountability department is probing the alleged corruption done on Asim’s part in different government institutions. An ATC had given Asim in Sindh Police custody for four days after registration of the case.