Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) – Former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain has predicted that PM Nawaz Sharif went to London to ‘take care’ of Panama leaks issue and that Prime Minister would not come back to Pakistan.

The former state minister, who is facing terror charges in a case registered in North Nazimabad Police Station, passed these comments in a casual media talk in court premises before hearing on Monday.

Dr Asim said that the country’s politicians went on foreign tours to handle situation after Panama leaks.

Asim, a close aide of Zardari, claimed that he has “information” similar to Panama leaks.

PM Nawaz had left for London on April 13 for his medical checkup. According to government ministers, the prime minister had postponed the visit several times earlier due to important commitments.

It was the first time when Prime Minister’s alleged heart condition was disclosed.

Earlier, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar had said that the Prime Minister would return soon. The prime minister had an intervention on his heart some years ago that went “terribly wrong,” Khan told reporters in Islamabad.

On Sunday, the premier himself said that he would return soon as his health has improved.

Dr Asim was apprehended by Rangers in 2014 and a 90-day remand was acquired from a local court. Later in November 2014, a case was registered which alleged Dr Hussain of providing medical treatment to target killers and militants in his hospital in Karachi.

He allegedly provided safe havens to terrorists in name of ‘medical checkup’.