Qayum to represent Asif in Dubai detention case

KARACHI: Pacer Mohammad Asif has hired former Attorney General Malik Qayyum to represent him in Dubai detention case.

"Asif called me up from London and asked for my assistance," Justice (Retd) Qayyum told Geo News said.

He said Asif was upset with the board''s demand that he pays up around Rs6 million spent on hiring a lawyer to defend Asif during the Dubai detention case last year and on sending Board officials to Dubai for the case.

Asif was detained in Dubai last June while returning from India after 0.24 grams of opium was found in his wallet.

He was released after 19 days in detention.

The inquiry committee on Monday asked Asif to appear before it in person on June 1 or it would go ahead and finalise its recommendations in his absence.