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SC issues detailed order in Asghar Khan case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday issued the detailed order of the Asghar Khan case judgement, reported ARY News. A two judge bench headed by former chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case on Jan 11. According to the order, the court has summoned defence secretary in person and asked him to submit a reply regarding the developments in the case. "The defence secretary should inform the court about the action taken against army officers." The court also expressed resentment over the Federal…

Will not let Asghar Khan’s efforts go to waste, vows CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday vowed to not let Air Marshal Asghar Khan's efforts go to waste and decided not to close the case pertaining to him, ARY News reported. It is pertinent to note that the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) report recommended closure of the inquiry against politicians who allegedly received money to rig the 1990 general elections. A two-member bench headed by CJP Nisar lambasted the FIA for backing out when the time to implement SC orders came. "We…

Asghar Khan’s family requests SC not to close case

ISLAMABAD: Late air chief marshal Asghar Khan’s family on Thursday requested the Supreme Court not to wind up a petition seeking a probe into the alleged distribution of a huge sum among several politicians  to defeat Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Benazir Bhutto in the 1990 general elections. On Jan 7, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) submitted a report in the SC to close the inquiry into the case as it could not find sufficient evidence to proceed with its probe against then president Ghulam Ishaq Khan, then…

SC moved to transfer Asghar Khan case to NAB

LAHORE: A petition seeking transfer of the Asghar Khan case from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was filed in the Supreme Court. Advocate Sarfraz Hussain moved the petition in the Lahore registry, contending that the Asghar Khan case was the most important case in the country’s political history. “FIA has failed to probe into the case,” he said and pleaded that the corruption watchdog be entrusted with the task to carry out a probe into it afresh. Earlier, on Jan 5,…