Previous armed force boss General (r) Mirza Aslam Beg and previous chief general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt Gen (r) Asad Durrani showed up before a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) board constituted to research the Asghar Khan case.
As per sources, Gen Beg seemed first before the examiners and furthermore carried significant archives with him. After his scrutinizing closed, Lt Gen Durrani came to the FIA Headquarters for examination.
The FIA on Tuesday constituted an advisory group to direct an examination in the Asghar Khan case. The panel is being going by Ahsan Sadiq, a review 21 officer at the FIA. Alternate individuals from the board of trustees are Dr Usman Anwar, Dr Rizwan and FIA Director Law Ali Sher Jakhrani.
Boss Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had given the government seven days’ an ideal opportunity to summon a bureau meeting to figure out what move to make in light of the 2012 Asghar Khan case decision, which may likewise have suggestions for ousted PM Nawaz Sharif.
Declining Attorney General for Pakistan Ashtar Ausaf’s ask for looking for two weeks for the administration to layout a strategy, the zenith court noticed that the decision setup’s residency was finishing in three weeks, along these lines, an extraordinary gathering of the bureau can be summoned to settle on the issue.
On October 19, 2012, the summit court had issued a 141-page decision, requesting lawful procedures against Gen (r) Beg and Lt Gen (r) Durrani for a situation recorded 16 years prior by previous air boss Air Marshal Asghar Khan.
Khan had requested of the SC in 1996 asserting that the two senior armed force officers and the then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan had doled out Rs140 million among a few government officials in front of the 1990 surveys to guarantee Benazir Bhutto’s thrashing in the surveys.
The Islamic Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI), comprising of nine gatherings including the Pakistan Muslim League, National People’s Party and Jamaat-e-Islami, had won the 1990 races, with Nawaz Sharif being chosen PM. The union had been framed to contradict the Benazir Bhutto-drove Pakistan People’s Party.
In 1996, Khan had composed a letter to the then CJP Nasim Hassan Shah naming Beg, Durrani and Younis Habib, the ex-Habib Bank Sindh boss and proprietor of Mehran Bank, about the unlawful dispensing of open cash and its abuse for political purposes.
As indicated by the letter, Nawaz Sharif had supposedly gotten Rs3.5 million; Mir Afzal Khan, Rs10 million; Lt Gen Rafaqat, Rs5.6 million [for dispersing among journalists]; Abida Hussain, Rs1 million; Jamaat-e-Islami, Rs5 million and senior columnist Altaf Hussain Qureshi, Rs500,000. In Sindh, Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi got Rs5 million; Jam Sadiq got Rs5 million; Muhammad Khan Junejo Rs250,000; Pir Pagara, Rs2 million; Maulana Salahuddin, Rs300,000 and other little gatherings in Sindh got Rs5.4 million. In Balochistan, Humayun Marri got Rs1.5 million. The letter additionally contained the names of Bizenjo and Kakar clans.
The 2012 judgment, wrote by the then-CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had coordinated the FIA to start a straightforward examination and ensuing trial if adequate confirmation is found against the previous armed force officers. That examination is yet to finish up.
The seven-page short request stated: “Any Election Cell/Political Cell in Presidency or ISI or MI [Military Intelligence] or inside their developments should be nullified promptly and any letter/warning to the degree of making any such Cell/Department (by any name at all, clarified thus, might stand wiped out forthwith.”