Dr Asim de­tained by se­cu­rity per­son­nel

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

For­mer fed­eral min­is­ter and chair­man of the pro­vin­cial Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (HEC) Dr Asim Hus­sain was re­port­edly de­tained by plain-clothed men al­legedly be­long­ing to an in­tel­li­gence agency Wed­nes­day.

HEC sources said that some 15 plain-clothed per­son­nel ar­rived at the HEC of­fice in three to four ve­hi­cles. Dr Asim Hus­sain was chair­ing a meet­ing of the search com­mit­tee for vice chan­cel­lors which was also at­tended by other high-rank­ing of­fi­cials of the HEC. The meet­ing's ob­jec­tive was to se­lect a new vice chan­cel­lor of the Dow Univer­sity of Health Sciences (DUHS) and it was tak­ing place at the Karachi of­fice of the HEC when the raid took place.

Per­son­nel of the raid­ing team asked the at­ten­dees of the meet­ing to switch off their mo­bile phones fol­low­ing which the Sindh HEC chair­man was whisked away to an undis­closed lo­ca­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to NAB sources, the for­mer ad­viser to the Min­istry of Petroleum was in the cus­tody of the anti-cor­rup­tion watchdog and that he might be shifted to Is­lam­abad in the cus­tody of the Fed­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Agency (FIA). The sources added that NAB of­fi­cials also con­ducted a raid on Karachi's Civic Cen­tre to seize records per­tain­ing to the al­lot­ment of land in the name of Dr Asim Hus­sain.

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