Karachi (Staff Report): The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday issued orders to release former petroleum minster Dr . Asim Hussain on bail in corruption cases worth Rs 479 billion after the accused provided his passports that were being held by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) for another case.

Earlier on Thursday, SHC rejected the bail petition of Dr . Asim Hussain for not providing the passport, however, when the ATC returned the passports being held in a case regarding aiding treatment for criminals, the accused was able to furnish them before the high court and secure bail.

Along with his passports, Dr . Asim has secured bail on medical grounds after submitting surety bonds to the value of Rs 5,000,000.

Earlier on Friday, the hospital had made all arrangements for Dr . Asim Hussain’s release . He is now going to be shifted from the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Complex to the Ziauddin Hospital.