Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Thursday released the detailed verdict of Asghar Khan case, local news channel reported. The verdict consists of 150 pages which is written by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. According to the judgment, the political activities of country’s intelligence agencies are absolutely illegal and it is the duty of ISI and the MI to defend frontiers of the country.
The detailed verdict of the case was read out by the Registrar Supreme Court Dr Faqeer Hussain. stating that Younis Habib had admitted distributing Rs40 million to the political parties. The verdict also states that elections of 90 were rigged and President, Army Chief and DG ISI of that time misused the power. It also says the elections should be held on time without any fear.
Earlier, a three-member SC bench chaired by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry consisting of Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, had announced a short order, on Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan’s petition filed in 1996 accusing the ISI of distributing Rs60 million to fix 1996 general elections.
The court verdict ordered to take action against General (Rtd.) Aslam Baig and Lt. General Asad Durrani as they both brought a bad name to Pakistan and its armed forces as well as secret agencies in the eyes of the nation. “Notwithstanding that they may have retired from service, the federal government shall take necessary steps under the Constitution and law against them,” said the short order.