Asghar Khan case: PML-N wants probe by UN
23 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Apparently showing distrust in national institutions to investigate the Asghar Khan case, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday suggested the UN or any other international institution probe the matter, which would prove the party's innocence.
The PML-N, which came under pressure following the decision of the apex court in the Asghar Khan case, expressed doubts over the FIA – tasked by the Supreme Court (SC) with investigating the case – and called for an independent commission to do the job.
However, PML-N Information Secretary Mushahidullah Khan on Monday said the party was innocent, which would be proven if the UN or any international organisation investigates the case.
He felt that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and other leaders of the PPP were lying, vis-à-vis the case, to mislead the nation. "The decision of court is not against PML-N but against those who embezzled the public money by violating their constitutional role," the PML-N leader said.
He noted the PPP leadership was twisting the court verdict by accusing the top PML-N leadership of taking money. Whereas, he added, the truth was that the court had ordered action against those who were at the helm of sensitive and important affairs, but interfered in the political process by breaching their oath.
Mushahid said if the allegations were true, former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf would not have fabricated a hijacking case against the Sharif brothers.
Denying any support of the agencies to the PML-N, Mushahid said his party could have easily come into power after quitting the PPP government in 2008 by bringing a successful no-confidence move against the government with the support of political parties operating on the whims of agencies.
He said the PPP government was afraid of losing the opportunity to score points if the FIA did not carry out the investigation. "The worst track record of PPP of misusing its power and government department is evident to apex court that's why no impartial and neutral investigations could be expected by PPP," he added. The PML-N leader said the party is opposed to any interference of the armed institution in politics.