Asghar Khan Case will not be closed, rules SC

ISLAMABAD: On Friday,  the Supreme Court of Pakistan decided not to close the long-running case filed by late air chief marshal Asghar Khan, rejecting the Federal Investigation Agency’s  (FIA) recommendation to close the files for “lack of evidence”.

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A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing the case earlier today regarding non-implementation of its October 19, 2012 judgment. The late air chief marshal had petitioned the apex court in 1996 alleging that two senior army officers and then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan had doled out Rs140 million among several politicians to rig the 1990 polls against Benazir Bhutto.

Rejecting the FIA’s recommendation to close the case because of “not enough evidence to continue investigating”, the chief justice remarked that the court would not let Asghar Khan’s efforts go to waste.

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