In a first, FIA to summon former Army Chief and former DG ISI

In a first, FIA to summon former Army Chief and former DG ISI
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ISLAMABAD - FIA has decided to summon the former COAS General (R)Mirza Aslam Baig and Former ISI Chief General (R) Asad Durrani in the Asghar Khan case to present evidence of providing money to politicians for the 1990 elections.

Sources claimed the FIA is also expected to make a new committee to probe the case in light of the apex court's orders.

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

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

Khan had petitioned the Supreme Court in 1996 alleging that the two senior army officers and the then-president Ghulam Ishaq Khan had doled out Rs140 million among several politicians ahead of the 1990 polls to ensure Benazir Bhutto's defeat in the polls.

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