‘Dr Asim entitled to fair trial,’ says Jalil Abbas Jilani

Pakistan’s Ambassador to US, Jalil Abbas Jilani, in response to a letter written by Maxine Waters, Member of the US Congress, has stated that Dr Asim Hussain has been a prominent figure not only in the medical professional but also on the political landscape of Pakistan.

His personal profile notwithstanding, you will agree that being a citizen of Pakistan, he is subject to the scrutiny and implementation of the laws of the land.

A spokesperson for Dr Asim Hussain said that Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani has mentioned that the letter written by Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been forwarded to concern authorities in Islamabad with the recommendation that allegations of maltreatment against Dr Asim be thoroughly investigated.

“I would like to assure you that Dr Hussain is fully entitled to a fair trial and protection of law like any other citizen in a democratic society. I am confident that he will get justice in the ongoing judicial proceedings,” Jalil Abbas Jilani said in the letter.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has thanked to Dr Zareen Hussain, wife of Dr Asim Hussain for her best wishes of his good health.

He also said that he was moved and touched by her sentiments and solicitous concern. The Prime Minister of Pakistan also thanked for the sending of the bouquet to him during hospitalisation. PR

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