Asghar Khan case: Nawaz Sharif ‘strongly’ denies taking money from ISI

PML-N chief says Yunus Habib had a criminal past, party considering to move court against his allegations.

Web Desk October 25, 2012

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif “strongly” denied allegations of receiving from Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency during the 1990 elections, reported Express News on Thursday.

He said that Mehran Bank owner Yunus Habib, who allegedly gave loaned money to the ISI in the 1990s, had a “criminal” past and he did not remember ever meeting him.

Nawaz also said that his party is considering to move the court against Habib’s allegations.

The PML-N chief added that he has no objections over the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) probing the case on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Earlier, the PML-N had called for an independent investigation into the case instead of the FIA which works directly under the interior ministry.

In the Asghar Khan case, the Supreme Court had found a former army chief and a former chief of the all-powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) guilty of rigging the 1990 general elections (against the Pakistan Peoples Party), and ordered legal action against the two former generals.

The late former president Ghulam Ishaq Khan, retired army chief General Mirza Aslam Beg and retired ISI chief Lt-General Asad Durrani were adjudged to have “acted in violation of the Constitution by facilitating a group of politicians and political parties,” the court’s short order had stated.

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KHAN | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I do not favor any political party but for supreme court to play this kind of roll is wrong.

KHAN | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

The democratic system can only function in educated societies even these societies are having problems because the role money is playing in the outcome of elections and if they are unable to sideline money the democratic system will eventually fail. In Pakistan we need some one like General Franco of Spain who will root out corruption bring literacy rate over 90 % then only the democracy can work otherwise we will fail as a nation mark my word.

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