Former Pak Army, ISI chiefs quizzed over 1990 election rigging
Islamabad: Former chiefs of the Pakistan Military and highly effective Inter-Providers Intelligence (ISI) had been in the present day quizzed by Federal Investigation Company (FIA) over their alleged involvement within the 1990 election rigging and distribution of cash to politicians.
Former military chief Gen Aslam Beg and former ISI chief Lt Gen Asad Durrani appeared earlier than a FIA committee tasked with the implementation of the Asghar Khan case verdict, in accordance with official sources.
The sources didn’t share the character of questions and solutions however confirmed that the previous prime officers had been quizzed.
The Supreme Courtroom had final week tasked FIA to implement the court docket’s 2012 verdict.
In 1996, retired Air Marshal Asghar Khan had filed a human rights petition within the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan, accusing the ISI of doling out cash to a gaggle of politicians together with Nawaz Sharif to cobble up an electoral alliance towards Pakistan Peoples Social gathering of Benazir Bhutto to defeat her in 1990 elections.
The case had resurfaced lately when a Supreme Courtroom bench expressed dissatisfaction on the lack of progress contemplating the apex court docket had in 2012 ordered motion towards each army officers in addition to the politicians who obtained cash from them.
Each Beg and Durrani allegedly performed function in bribing the politicians to rig the polls.
Then chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry deciding the case in 2012 dominated that the 1990 elections had been polluted by meting out Rs 140 million to a specific group of politicians.
He mentioned the aim was to deprive the folks of being represented by their chosen representatives.