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Dr Asim moves SHC for removal of name from ECL

KARACHI: Former Petroleum Minister and PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain on Wednesday moved Sindh High Court seeking the court directives to remove his name from Exit Control List in order to allow his travel abroad for medical treatment.

He stated in his petition that a medical board had recommended that he undergo spinal surgery abroad.

Hussain was released from a sub-jail set up for him at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre on March 31, after spending a little over 19 months in detention.

He was granted bail in two corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for allegedly causing huge losses to the national exchequer through corrupt practices.

Dr Hussain, who was serving as chairman of the Sindh Higher Education Commission, was picked up by Rangers personnel on Aug 26, 2015 for his alleged involvement in offences falling within the ambit of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.