Asghar Khan case: CJP gives a week’s time to determine action to be taken

08 May, 2018 1:26 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar gave the federal government on Tuesday 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 and head of the Federal Investigation Agency appeared before the Supreme Court on Tuesday over the implementation, or lack thereof, of the apex court’s verdict in the case filed by the late former air chief, Asghar Khan.

As the hearing went under way, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that the court has 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. Now, the implementation of the verdict remains, the chief justice asserted.

The chief justice directed the federal government to implement the court’s earlier verdict and decide what action has to be taken against the accused in the case. He remarked that the federal government had decided to initiate a treason trial against former president and army chief General Pervez Musharraf.

Appearing before the court, the attorney general said that the FIA will now record statements of the former generals. However, the attorney general contended that the treason trial will commence after the FIA investigation.

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