Militants treated on Dr Asim’s order: hospital official confessed

KARACHI: The deputy managing director of Ziauddin Hospital, Dr Yousuf Saattar, who is also a close aide of Dr Asim Hussain, confessed on Monday that militants of political parties were being treated at their hospital on Dr Asim’s order.

Dr Asim Hussain, a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former petroleum minister, was also presented before judicial magistrate central where the witness Dr Sattar recorded his statement under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

According to Dr Sattar’s statement, some political leaders used to call him to provide treatment to their workers injured in clashes with law enforcers and rival groups. “Some political militants were also provided a hiding place in the hospital,” he added.

The statement of the witness has been made a part of investigation in ongoing terrorism case against Dr Asim. The sealed-statement of the witness will be sent to an anti-terrorism court where the case is sub-judiced.