KARACHI: Corruption and terror facilitation accused, former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain has said that appointment of Murad Ali Shah would not affect the cases against him.

In a brief conversation with media Saturday after hearing of corruption reference worth Rs 17 billion, Dr Hussain denied the rumours that Murad Ali Shah met with him last night.

However, he welcomed the change in political leadership of the province. While answering a question, the alleged corrupt PPP leader said that God forbids, he does not want to indulge himself in becoming the Governor of Sindh after his battle.

On the other hand, the accountability court adjourned hearing of the corruption reference until August 13.

During the hearing, counsels of all the accused complained that prosecution had not given them copies of witnesses’ statements and the court should order them in the matter.

National Accountability Bureau filed two different corruption references against Dr Asim Hussain while a terror facilitation was registered at North Nazimabad Police Station last year.

The accused has pleaded innocence in all the cases.