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.