KARACHI: Judges of the two-member bench were not on the same page regarding Pakistan Peoples Party leader Dr Asim’s bail at the hearing at Sindh High Court on Friday. One of the judges was in favour of the bail while the other was against it.
During the hearing, Justice K K Agha said Asim’s life could be at risk, therefore, he should be given bail on two surety bonds of Rs2.5 million each.
However, Justice Farooq Shah, who was heading the bench, dismissed the request, saying Asim was getting the necessary medical treatment. “He should not be given bail for the time being,” he said, suggesting Asim’s name be put on the Exit Control List.
The issue was forwarded to the chief justice of Pakistan so that a referee judge is nominated to take the case forward.
The hearing was held over two corruption references of Rs479 billion against Asim.