What harm have I done to you? Patel asks Asim
Karachi—Following revelations of Panama leaks that rocked the world leaders including many in Pakistan, senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Dr. Asim Hussain, who is facing corruption cases, says he has several leaks as well. Dr. Asim was brought to the Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) for hearing of corruption and terror-funding cases against him.
On his arrival, a journalist asked Dr. Asim if he also had some covert information to share on leaders’ secret wealth. He responded: “I have several leaks as well.”
He claimed that top leaders of the country had gone abroad to get their signatures erased from some documents, following storm caused by Panama Papers.
He went on to say that the prime minister would not return to the country.
Meanwhile all is not well between Pakistan People’s Party leaders Dr Asim Hussain and Abdul Qadir Patel, it emerged on Monday.
At the sidelines of the Anti-Terrorism Court during a trial the two have to face for facilitating medical check-up of terrorists, the former PPP Karachi chief complained to Dr Asim for nominating him in the case.
“What harm had I done to you? Why did you name me in the case,” Patel said, sources revealed.
To this Dr Asim offered to take oath on the Holy Quran to defend his innocence. “I did not name you. I am ready to take oath on the Quran,” he said.
Patel retorted that he did not believe him. “This is a ploy against me,” he said. Dr Asim repeated that he was innocent.
“If I am proven wrong, punish me as you want,” he said.
The former petroleum minister has been under trial for corruption and facilitating the treatment of terrorists at his private hospital. Dr Asim had nominated Patel as one of the leaders in the PPP who assisted terrorists.—SABAH