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FIA starts probe into Asghar Khan case

17 December, 2013

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad: The Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) on the directive of Supreme Court of Pakistan started probe into the Asghar Khan case and has issued notices to the important personalities reportedly involved in getting amounts from ISI in 1990 elections.

The 3-member bench convened by former CJP, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry with Justices, Awais Khawaja and Khilji Arif Hussain had decreed in its short verdict, later detailed verdict, had ordered FIA to probe against politicians funded by ISI; yet was being held in abeyance

In its verdict the Supreme Court had decreed it as the right of masses to elect their representatives freely and fairly; while Aiwan-e-Sadr and Pakistan Army had no role to play in active politics of Country.

The Court verdict cited important role played by, then Army Chief, Gen Mirza Aslam Baig and then ISI chief, Asad Durrani, who formed a special cell in President House under the chair of then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

Former interior minister Lt. Gen (Retd) Naseerullah Babar had accuses Mian Nawaz Sharif and some others of receiving bountiful of money for their loyalties, during a court statement of 12th Jun 1996.

Documents tabled to prove the issue, detailed Provincial head of Mehran Bank, Younus Habib providing then Army chief Mirza Aslam Baig with Rs 140 million, out of which Rs3.5 million were handed over to Mian Nawaz Sharif, Mir Afzal Khan of NWFP (current KPK) Rs 100 million, Lt. Gen (Retd) Rafaqat Rs 5.6 million, JI, Rs 5 million Begum Abida Hussain Rs 1 million, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi and Jam Sadiq from Sindh Rs 5 million each, Muhammad Khan Junejo Rs 2.5 million, Pir Pagara, Rs 2 million , Maulana Salahuddin Rs 300,000 , Akbar Bugti’s son-in-law Humayun Marri Rs 1.5 million, Zafar ullah Jamali Rs4 million , Kakar Rs one million, Jam Yousaf Rs 7,50,000.

Countless were also disbursed to various small groups.

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