The spouse of former federal minister for petroleum Dr Asim Hussain has appealed to the Supreme Court in a petition to order medical treatment of her husband in the National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICVD).
Zareen Hussain has filed a petition against the Sindh High Court’s August 23 order, wherein it is stated that Dr Asim may be discharged from the hospital, if the doctors of Rangers are satisfied regarding his health. The petition was moved through lawyer Abid Zuberi.
The applicant contends that the credentials of Rangers doctors are “unknown and cannot be equated to those of specialists at NICVD”. She requested the SC to direct Rangers to shift Dr Asim under the care of NICVD until the medical board convened by the hospital is satisfied that he can be safely discharged. A two-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany, will take up the plea on Friday (today).
Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2015.