Former Petroleum Minister and PPP leader Dr Asim Hussain has been released from Jinnah hospital on bail after 19 months today.

The high court had issued his release orders, following bail on corruption charges earlier today.

Rs5 million have been submitted in high court after which he has been released.

A day earlier, the Sindh High Court had rejected an application filed by the PPP leader seeking exemption from the court's decision asking him to submit his Pakistani and Canadian passports before Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar, the referee judge.

Dr Asim faced different corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in accountability court while a terror case in anti-terrorism court (ATC) is also pending against him.

One of the references alleges Dr Asim of corruption worth Rs462 billion while the other of Rs17 billion. He is accused of concealing assets, granting illegal allotments, land grabbing, misuse of authority, fraud and giving illegal contracts during his tenure in Sui Southern Gas Pipelines Limited (SSGPL).

Besides SSGPL reference, the NAB is pursuing money laundering case against the former federal minister.