Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) – Sindh government Sunday appointed senior advocate Nisar Ahmad Durrani as special prosecutor in Dr Asim Hussain case.

Durrani has replaced Mushtaq Jahangiri in the position on directions of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

The moves comes just a day after Sindh Rangers, who are complainant in the case, moved Sindh High Court requesting the court to stop Sindh government from intervening in investigation against Dr Asim Hussain. The lawyer of paramilitary force had also alleged that provincial government wants to change special prosecutor in the case.

Earlier Mushtaq Jahangiri also alleged that Sindh government was forcing him favour Dr Asim Hussain in the case.

The former petroleum minister – a close aide of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari – was arrested over allegations of corruption and facilitating terrorists at his private hospital in Karachi.

An FIR was registered against Doctor on the request of Sindh Rangers under the charges of protecting the terrorists and receiving kickbacks for allocating contracts to his favourites while holding top government offices.

He has been accused of treating wanted criminals and terrorists on the instructions of several MQM leaders and PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel. Sections of anti-terrorism act have also been included in the FIR.