CJP directs all dept to cooperate with FIA in Asghar Khan case
LAHORE (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar directed on Tuesday all the departments including the Ministry of Defence to cooperate with Federal Investigation Agency.
A three-member bench comprising the chief justice of Pakistan, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan at Supreme Court’s Lahore Registry heard the Asghar Khan case.
Politicians Javed Hashmi, Mir Haasil Bizenjo, Abid Hussain along with Ghulam Mustafa Khar, Director General Federal Investigation Agency Basheer Memon and Asad Durrani appeared in court.
During the hearing, the CJP inquired from FIA DG if former premier Nawaz Sharif has recorded his statement in the case or not. “We have gotten Nawaz’s statement,” the DG replied.
The chief justice ordered the authorities to complete investigation without wasting another minute. He also observed that people who have been summoned by the FIA must appear before it. “No agency has any power within the remits of this court.” He then directed all departments including defence ministry to cooperate with FIA.
– Musharraf’s return to Pakistan –
During the proceedings pertaining to trials faced by former president Pervez Musharraf, the chief justice remarked that “We have removed the hurdles in way of Pervez Musharraf to return to Pakistan. Now, it all depends on Musharraf’s courage if he returns to the country or not. The investigation will be held as per law.”
Earlier, the FIA had sent notices to 19 politicians, including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, to appear before the Supreme Court over the implementation of the Asghar Khan verdict.