Dr Asim indicted in corruption case

06 May, 2016 11:02 am

KARACHI (92 News) – The Accountability Court has on Friday indicted former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain and others in corruption case of Rs 462 billion in petroleum ministry.

During the hearing, the prosecutor accused Dr Asim of creating artificial shortage of gas during his tenure.

He is also accused of providing wrong information to council of common interest which affected the prices of urea increasing the price of urea from Rs 850 to Rs 1830.

Following the increase in the prices of urea, the government had to give subsidy due to which national treasury had to face loss of Rs 450 billion from 2012 to 2013.

On the other hand, the accused pleaded not guilty of charges.

Former federal minister Dr Asim said that the documents presented against him in the court are false.

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