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SC Hears Asghar Khan Implementation Case Today

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing on the Asghar Khan implementation case on Monday (today).

As per details, a three-judge bench of the Apex Court headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will take up the case.

Earlier on April 02, Supreme Court of Pakistan sought a supplementary report from the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) having details of the use of bank accounts.

During the hearing, CJP Khosa questioned the Director of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Defence Brig: Falak Naz that did you submitted the report consist of the details of banks accounts.

To this, the Director of Legal Affairs told the court that the report was submitted on March 16.

At this, the honourable justice Azmat Saeed in his remarks said that the submitted report was incomplete and asked to submit a detailed report.

The honourable judge expressed displeasure over the FIA and told that the court will not close the court and ordered the intelligence agency to submit the detailed report on next hearing and adjourned the case’s hearing till April 22.

BACKGROUND OF 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.

Yet there has been no accountability thus far, either for those who administered the slush fund, nor its recipients.