Asghar Khan case: Ex-ISI chief admits money distributed through MI officials

Durrani said that he can name the officers if the court asks him to.

Web Desk July 26, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Asad Durrani, in his reply to Supreme Court on Thursday in the Asghar Khan petition, admitted that Rs70 million had been distributed among politicians through officials of the Military Intelligence (MI).

Durrani said that he can also name the officers who acted as the couriers if the court asks him to.

In his statement, Durrani maintained that he distributed only Rs70 million out of the total Rs140 million and the remaining money was deposited in ISI’s special fund account. He added that he distributed the money on the orders of then army chief General Aslam Beg.

Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan, in his petition filed in 1996, had requested the court to look into allegations that the ISI had provided Rs140 million to create the Islamic Jamhoori Ittehad to harm Benazir Bhutto’s election campaign.