SC asks FIA to submit supplementary report in Asghar Khan case


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a supplementary report on the Asghar Khan case, directing that unavailable records should be pointed out to the court along with evidence relating to those who received funds before the general elections of 1990.

“The names of those who refused to take the amount should also be included in the report,” the court ordered.

It also directed Brigadier Falak Naz, legal director of the Ministry of Defence, to resubmit a report sought by the apex court.

Advocate Salman Akram Raja told the court that certain individuals had accepted their roles in the Asghar Khan scandal and actions should be taken against them.

The hearing of the case was then adjourned to a later date.

In 1996, Asghar Khan had filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court to probe into allegations that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had secretly funded several politicians in the 1990 election by dishing out 140 million rupees.

In their written reply to the court, widow of the late Air Marshal Amina Asghar Khan, son Ali Asghar Khan and daughters Nasreen Ahmed Khattak and Shireen Awan opposed FIA’s suggestion and maintained that the authorities had not put in efforts to achieve the results.

The family members also implored the court to continue the case against former military dictators, arguing that they had confessed to their crime. They urged the top court to place the result of the trial before the people of Pakistan.