Sindh DG Rangers meets Qaim Ali Shah

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Min­is­ter Qaim Ali Shah on Fri­day ex­pressed con­cern over the ar­rest of Pak­istan Peo­ples Party (PPP) co-chair­man Asif Zar­dari's close con­fi­dante, Dr Asim Hus­sain.

The Sindh chief min­is­ter ex­pressed his dis­plea­sure over the ar­rest dur­ing a meet­ing with Sindh Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Rangers Ma­jor Gen­eral Bi­lal Ak­bar, say­ing he should have been in­formed be­fore the ar­rest, of­fi­cial sources said.

"Sindh CM and DG Rangers dis­cussed mat­ters per­tain­ing to the law and or­der sit­u­a­tion of the me­trop­o­lis, as well as the re­cent ar­rest of Dr Asim Hus­sain," sources said. Fur­ther, the source added, DG Rangers also pre­sented au­then­tic doc­u­ments to the pro­vin­cial chief min­is­ter re­gard­ing the in­volve­ment of Dr Asim in var­i­ous cases. "It was de­cided ear­lier that all in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the Karachi op­er­a­tion will be shared with me and no ac­tion will be taken with­out my con­sent," sources quoted Qaim Ali Shah as say­ing.

On the con­trary, CM House spokesper­son termed the meet­ing ' rou­tine' in the con­text of the on­go­ing Karachi op­er­a­tion. Rangers lev­elled terror-fi­nanc­ing charges against Dr Asim Hus­sain while pre­sent­ing him be­fore an anti-ter­ror­ism court (ATC) on Thurs­day. Of­fi­cials of the paramil­i­tary force in­formed the Karachi ATC-III that they had taken Dr Asim into pre­ven­tive cus­tody for 90 days on charges of em­bez­zle­ment and us­ing mis­ap­pro­pri­ated funds in ter­ror­ist acts.

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