SHC repeats notice to Rangers

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday once again issued notices to Rangers to file comments on a petition filed by Dr Asim Hussain’s family seeking medical facilitation for him.

The petition was filed by the mother of Dr Asim on the day he was detained by the paramilitary force in which she argues that his son is not wanted in any case and is willing to cooperate with the relevant investigation authority if any accusation is levelled against him.

The petitioner stated that Dr Asim is chronic patient of blood pressure, diabetes and relies on medication. She also said that charges of corruption against are false, while producing him before Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in corruption case is unlawful.

The hearing of the petition was conducted in Judge’s chamber due to lawyers’ boycotts against the killing of their colleague Syed Ameer Haider Shah. The Sindh Court Court had earlier issued notices to Rangers to file comments on Monday, but today neither Rangers officials nor law officers appeared before the court. The court repeated notices to Rangers to file comments on 2nd September.

Former federal minister and chairman Higher Education Commission Sindh, Dr Asim, is currently in Rangers’ detention for 90 days under section 11 EEEE Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, over his alleged involvement in corruption and offences related to terrorism. The Rangers told ATC that they had credible information about Dr Asim’s involvement in offences came within the ambit of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.