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FIA seeks SC help for collecting evidence in Asghar Khan case

FIA seeks SC help for collecting evidence in Asghar Khan case
February 9, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has sought the help of Supreme Court for collecting evidence in the Asghar Khan case. According to the report submitted by the FIA in SC, the agency had made all-out efforts for investigations into the distribution of money among politicians and thoroughly investigated the case. The report said that the agency had recorded the statements of politicians, but unluckily no progress could be made in the case. On the other hand, the government has welcomed the opening of the Asghar Khan case. In his statement, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ch said that the Asghar Khan case exposes the political role of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
Asghar Khan case history
The case, filed in June 1996 by Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan, who passed away on January 5 this year, involved allegations that money was distributed by the ISI to politicians to create the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad and stop the PPP from coming into power in 1990. The air marshal had said an alliance of nine parties, including the PML-N, National Peoples Party and Jamaat-e-Islami, received money from the ISI before the 1990 elections. The funds were allegedly provided by Younus Habib, the then chief executive officer of Habib Bank Limited (HBL), which was a government-run bank at the time.