ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan issuing notices to former ISI Chief Asad Durrani and ministry of Defence sought the record of Naseerullah Babar and Asad Durrani’s statement in the Asghar Khan case, Geo News reported.
After over a decade, the Supreme Court Wednesday resumed hearing of the Asghar Khan case in which the former Army Chief and DG ISI had admitted their wrongdoings but never produced before the court any evidence about the money dispersed by them to anti-PPP politicians, political parties and journalists.
The three-member bench hearing the case is headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry while the other two members include Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez.
During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary remarked that hearing of the case is not feasible till Asad Durrani’s presence.
Counsel of Asad Durrani Akram Sheikh informed the court that the former ISI Chief was visiting Colombo and he would not be able to come till March 5 or 6.
The apex court adjourned the hearing of the case till March 8.
This case not only involves two former top generals but a number of key politicians and important players in the present political and media chessboard of the country.
Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan had approached the Supreme Court in 1996 with reference to the disbursement of public money and its misuse for political purposes by the then Army Chief General Aslam Beg, DG ISI Lt Gen Asad Durrani and former Mehran Bank chief Younis Habib.