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Asghar Khan Case: SC To Resume Hearing Today

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume the hearing of Asghar Khan Case today (Tuesday).

As per details, a two-member bench of the SC comprised on Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan will resume the previously fixed hearing. Notices have been issued to all the parties in this regard.

It is pertinent to mention here that the SC on March 18 has directed to de-list the case; a notification seeking to de-list the case was also issued by the registrar SC.

The Asghar Khan Case:

Around 20 years back, late Asghar Khan filed a human rights petition backing retired Gen Naseerullah’s allegations that ISI had purchased the loyalties of certain politicians to manipulate the 1990 general election.

Later, retired Gen Asad Durrani confirmed those accusations before the Supreme court of Pakistan.

In his affidavit, he admitted that he played a role in manipulating the 1990 general elections. He also named the other players and elaborated on how the scheme unfolded.

Notwithstanding this shocking revelation, the case languished until 2012 when the Supreme Court handed down a landmark verdict that had the potential of redrawing the political and institutional landscape along democratic lines.