Former Army Chief and former DG ISI appear before FIA committee: Sources

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ISLAMABAD: Former army chief General (retd) Mirza Aslam Beg and former Inter-Services Intelligence DG Lieutenant General (retd) Asad Durrani on Wednesday appeared before a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) committee constituted to conduct investigation in the Asghar Khan case.

General (retd) Beg and General (retd) Durrani will record their statements today.

The FIA on Tuesday constituted a committee to conduct investigation in the Asghar Khan case. The committee is being headed by Ahsan Sadiq, who is a Grade 21 official with the FIA . <link> <link>

Grade 20 official Dr Usman Anwar, Grade 19 official Dr Rizwan and FIA Director Law Ali Sher Jakhrani are also a part of the committee.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on May 9 gave the federal government a week’s time to summon a cabinet meeting to determine what action to take in light of the 2012 Asghar Khan case verdict.

The attorney general (AG) and head of the FIA appeared before the Supreme Court over the implementation, or lack thereof, of the apex court's verdict in the case filed by the late former air chief, Asghar Khan.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Nisar remarked that the court had given its order in the case and rejected review petitions of former army chief General Mirza Aslam Beg and former Inter-Services Intelligence DG Lieutenant General Asad Durrani, accused of illegally influencing the 1990 elections.

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