Asghar Khan case: 'President's involvement will be highly unfortunate'

Chief justice remarks posts of president, army chief, ISI head are of great importance.


Web Desk October 16, 2012

KARACHI: It will be highly unfortunate if the presidential authority is proven to be involved in the Mehran Bank scandal, remarked Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry during the hearing of the Asghar Khan case, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The chief justice further said that the posts of president, army chief and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) head are of great importance.

The hearing also witnessed a heated debate between Akram Sheikh, former army chief Gen Aslam Beg’s counsel and the bench. Shiekh was told to behave while providing evidence.

The hearing was adjourned till October 17.

In an earlier hearing, a representative of Secretary to the President House Asif Hayat had told the court that no record of an ISI-backed political cell’s existence could be found during the tenure of former president Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

The President House office had sought time from the bench to submit a detailed report in this regard, after going through decades-old records.

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