Dr. Asim Hussain

KARACHI: Chairman of Sindh Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Asim Hussain was arrested on Wednesday.

Dr. Asim, who is considered as a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, was facing several cases of corruption filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

According to details, Dr. Asim Hussain was taken into custody by law enforcement agencies, dressed in plain clothes, when he was conducting interviews for the position of Vice Chancellors.

Sources have stated that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials have arrested the Sindh HEC Chairman. However, a spokesman of NAB Sindh has denied the claims.

It is being said that there were several inquiries about irregularities being conducted against Dr. Asim Hussain. He had got pre-arrest bail by the Sindh High Court (SHC).

He was appointed as federal petroleum minister during PPP government in 2008. He was currently serving as Chairman Sindh Higher Education Commission (SHEC).

Today, officials of sensitive agencies raided Dr. Asim’s residence in Clifton area and collared him for investigation into the corruption charge.


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