Asghar Khan Case: SC to take up review petitions challenging 2012 verdict

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has designated 7th May, Monday to hear the review petitions filed by former Army Chief General Mirza Aslam Beg , DG Inter Service Intelligence Asad Durrani against the the apex court 2012 verdict.

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The case revolves around the use of money allegedly distributed by prime agency Inter Service Intelligence(ISI) to politicians including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 1990 general election, where Islami Jamhoori Ittehad(IJI) defeated Pakistan People’s Party.

Sending notices to the affected parties, the apex court approved the petitions for hearing and will take up the matter on Monday.

A three-member bench headed by the chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar will conduct the proceedings.

On October 19, 2012, the apex court had issued a 141-page verdict, ordering legal proceedings against General (retd) Beg and Lt Gen (retd) Durrani in a case filed 16 years ago by former air chief Air Marshal Asghar Khan.

Asghar Khan, who passed away in January this year, was represented in the Supreme Court by renowned lawyer Salman Akram Raja.

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