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Asghar Khan case: SC expresses resentment over not summoning cabinet meeting

Asghar Khan case: SC expresses resentment over not summoning cabinet meeting

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed resentment over not summoning the cabinet meeting in a case pertaining to implementation of verdict on Asghar Khan case.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case in SC Lahore registry.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Bashir Memon appeared before the court and told that inquiry into the matter is underway.

“This is such a serious matter but the government is not concerned. Summon cabinet meeting till evening and decided over the case,” remarked the CJP.

The lawyer of federal government informed the court that the cabinet meeting is being held today. “Inform the court about the development of the meeting,” said the judge.

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 broaden its scope of investigation to look into allegations that large amount of money was allegedly distributed among the politicians to create the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) and stop Benazir Bhutto’s PPP from coming to power in the 1990 elections.

Former secretary defence Roedad Khan also appeared before the FIA team. He was directed to bring along with him all record related to Asghar Khan case.

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