Asim admitted in JPMC

KARACHI: Former Petroleum Minister and Leader Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Dr Asim Hussain has been admitted in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on recommendation of a medical board report, say hospital sources.

Asim who, who is currently under the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody, was admitted in a private ward of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre under the light of the medical board recommendations.

Earlier, National Accountability Bureau had ordered relevant authorities to take the accused to a psychiatric and if recommended; he should be shifted to hospital.

In the connection, a five-member medical board constituted comprised of Dr Syed Haroon Ahmed, Dr Tariq Mehmood, Dr Iqbal Afridi, Dr Raza Rizvi and Dr Rukhsana Abdul Sattar. On the recommendation of medical board Dr Asim Hussain son of Tajumal Hussain was allowed admission in the Room No-1 at Federal Government Officers Ward of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on medical grounds.

Sources said Dr Asim is suffering from different diseases like pain in his lower back, tumour in brain, diabetes, hypertension, psychiatric issues and other problems. His medical examination was conducted last week in JPMC where doctors detected a tumour after MRI of his brain.

It was pertinent to mention there that Dr Asim is facing charges of money laundering, making illegal appointments and granting contracts on bribes while misusing his powers as petroleum minister.