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Former army, ISI chiefs quizzed by FIA in relation to Asghar Khan case

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  1. Norwegian

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    Former army chief Gen Aslam Beg and former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt Gen Asad Durrani on Wednesday appeared before a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) committee tasked with the implementation of the Asghar Khan case verdict.

    Sources in the FIA said that the two former generals — the main characters in the 1990 election rigging controversy — were quizzed over their involvement in the distribution of money to politicians.

    The case had resurfaced recently when a Supreme Court bench expressed dissatisfactionat the lack of progress considering the apex court had in 2012 ordered action against both military officials as well as the politicians who received money from them.

    In a 2012 order, the federal government had been directed to take action — within the bounds of the 1973 Constitution and the law — against Beg and Durrani for their role in 'facilitating' a group of politicians and political parties in the 1990 elections.

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    Asghar Khan case
    In 1996, retired Air Marshal Asghar Khan had filed a human rights petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, accusing the ISI of doling out money to a group of politicians in the 1990s.

    The case was initiated by the air marshal after Benazir Bhutto's interior minister, retired Gen Naseerullah Babar, had disclosed in the National Assembly in 1994 how the ISI had disbursed funds to purchase the loyalty of politicians and public figures so as to manipulate the 1990 elections, form the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI), and affect the defeat of the PPP.

    Close to 16 years after the petition was filed, the Supreme Court — in a judgement penned by then chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry — had ruled that the 1990 general elections had been polluted by dishing out Rs140 million to a particular group of politicians only to deprive the people of being represented by their chosen representatives.

    The court had, however, thrown the ball back to the then PPP government by directing it to take necessary action under the Constitution and law against Beg and Durrani for their role in rigging the 1990 elections
     
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    True. He was the production of Zia and later sponsored by Gen Beg and Durrani. Kis mu se ye dictators k khelaf bat karty hen?
     
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    Nawaz harami lap danced his way into the politics.
     
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    Altaf also. He was sponsored by ISI at that time to boost his activities. He even met Gen Beg!
     
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    Yeah but he is sitting in London.
     
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    But who is responsible? He was sponsored by Beg, later they were finished off by Gen Asif's efforts. Later Brigadier Billa allegedly poisoned Gen Asif since he was determined to drag Nawaz into courts. Did you know who helped Altaf escape at Khi Airport? Brig Billa. And later Mushi Da Commondo made maximum efforts to help MQM boost their insurgency.
     
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    One thing I can't wrap my head around that whoever these military men sponsor and support ends up harming the country and playing into the hands of enemy. AH was propped by Zia to weaken PPP in Sindh especially the Urban areas like Karachi using the Mohajir card.
     
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    latkao sarray kamino ko! is mulk ko fauji generals na sab say zyada nuksan dia hai!
     
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    mushy should be tried!!

    for me real accountability will be when musharaf and that kamina zardari are hanged for thier crimes against state of Pakistan!
     
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