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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday indicted a former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain in the case related to the provision of medical assistance and shelter to terrorists and criminals at his private hospitals in the port city.

In the same case, the ATC also indicted Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Anis Qaimkhani, Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Abdul Qadir Patel and Pasban leader Usman Moazzam.

A close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, Dr Asim was arrested by the law enforcement agencies for providing medical assistance and shelter to terrorists and criminals belonging to banned outfits, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and several Lyari-based groups at his private hospitals in Karachi .

Dr Asim was arrested by Rangers on charges of corruption in August 2015.

Wasim Akhtar, Anis Qaimkhani, Qadir Patel and others were facing charges of allegedly asking the former petroleum minister to provide treatment and shelter to criminal elements at the North Nazimabad and Clifton branches of his hospital.

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