Lahore(May 31, 2018): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday reprimanded federal government over lack of progress in Asghar Khan case.
A three-member bench, headed by the top judge, heard the case at Supreme Court Lahore Registry. The bench also comprises Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik and Justice Gulzar Ahmed.
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Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General appeared before the court and told that inquiry into the matter is underway.
CJP remarked that why hasn’t the federal cabinet done anything regarding the Asghar Khan case verdict, adding that this is a serious case and government is least concerned about it.The lawyer of federal government requested the court to grant him respite in calling the cabinet meeting.
On May 25, notices were issued by the apex court to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and attorney general for the hearing of the Asghar Khan case on May 31(today) by the Supreme Court.On the other hand, FIA committee formed in the case has decided to summon all concerned persons including Nawaz Sharif.
Sources said that the FIA committee has broadened its scope of the investigation to look into allegations that a large amount of money was allegedly distributed among the politicians to create the Islami Jamhoori Ittihad (IJI) and stop Benazir Bhutto’s PPP from coming to power in the 1990 elections.
Former secretary defense Roedad Khan has been summoned to appear before the FIA team today. He has been also directed to bring along with him all record related to Asghar Khan case.