Asghar Khan case: Former COAS, DG ISI appear before FIA investigators
ISLAMABAD: Former military leader Common (retd) Mirza Aslam Beg and previous Inter-Products and services Intelligence DG Lieutenant Common (retd) Asad Durrani gave the impression on Wednesday earlier than a Federal Investigation Company (FIA) committee constituted to analyze the Asghar Khan case.
In line with assets, Gen Beg first gave the impression earlier than the investigators and taken related paperwork with him.
Later, after his wondering concluded, Lt Gen Durrani reached the FIA Headquarters.
He’s being puzzled by means of the FIA committee at the moment.
The FIA on Tuesday constituted a committee to behavior an investigation within the Asghar Khan case. The committee is being headed by means of Ahsan Sadiq, a grade 21 officer on the FIA.
Additionally, Dr Usman Anwar, Dr Rizwan and FIA Director Legislation Ali Sher Jakhrani also are part of the committee.
CJP directs cupboard to come to a decision case follow-up in every week
Leader Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Might nine gave the government every week’s time to summon a cupboard assembly to decide what motion to soak up mild of the 2012 Asghar Khan case verdict.
The lawyer normal (AG) and head of the FIA gave the impression earlier than the Very best Court docket over the implementation, or lack thereof, of the apex court docket’s verdict within the case filed by means of the overdue former air leader, Asghar Khan.
All over the listening to, Leader Justice Nisar remarked that the court docket had given its order within the case and rejected the evaluate petitions of Gen Beg and Lt Gen Asad Durrani, accused of illegally influencing the 1990 elections.
Case historical past
On October 19, 2012, the apex court docket had issued a 141-page verdict, ordering prison court cases in opposition to Gen (retd) Beg and Lt Gen (retd) Durrani in a case filed 16 years in the past by means of former air leader Air Marshal Asghar Khan.
Khan, who gave up the ghost in January this yr, used to be represented within the Very best Court docket by means of famend attorney Salman Akram Raja.
Khan had petitioned the Very best Court docket in 1996 alleging that the 2 senior military officials and the then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan had doled out Rs140 million amongst a number of politicians forward of the 1990 polls to make sure Benazir Bhutto’s defeat within the polls.
The Islamic Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI), consisting of 9 events together with the Pakistan Muslim League, Nationwide Peoples Celebration and Jamaat-e-Islami, had received the 1990 elections, with Nawaz Sharif being elected high minister. The alliance were shaped to oppose the Benazir Bhutto-led Pakistan Peoples Celebration.
In 1996, Khan had written a letter to the then Very best Court docket Leader Justice Nasim Hassan Shah naming Beg, Durrani and Younis Habib, the ex-Habib Financial institution Sindh leader and proprietor of Mehran Financial institution, in regards to the illegal disbursement of public cash and its misuse for political functions.
The 2012 apex court docket judgment, authored by means of the then-Leader Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry, had directed the Federal Investigation Company to begin a clear investigation and next trial if enough proof is located in opposition to the previous military officials.
The investigation is but to conclude.
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