Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) – The Sindh Advocate General (AG) Abdul Fateh Malik on Wednesday informed Sindh High Court (SHC) that Rangers arrested Dr Asim Hussain without seeking a formal permission from the Sindh government and that his detention was unlawful.


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Hearing a case pertaining to the arrest of Dr Asim Hussain Sindh High Court asked Sindh Advocate General to present any single case in which Sindh Rangers took permission from provincial government before raiding or arresting anyone.

The court also questioned him that what would happen to the thousand of other suspects who were being kept at detention centres by Rangers.

At this AG said that Dr Asim was not a criminal and no evidence against him was provided to the Sindh government.

The AG said powers granted to the Rangers under Article 147 were not extended by the Sindh Assembly and this was supposed to take place in 60 days, adding that the extension would take place.

Dr Asim a formal federal minister and chairman of the provincial Higher Education Commission (HEC) was arrested by the Rangers on August 26. A petition has been filed in the SHC challenging his arrest.

The Additional Attorney General has been directed by the SHC to present documents pertaining to the arrest of Dr Asim during the next hearing of the case on October 27.