Asghar Khan Case: Aslam Baig submits his reply
Hearing of petition filed by Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan in 1996 regarding the alleged disbursement of money among the politicians by ISI to disrupt the general elections, is underway here in the Supreme Court.A three-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez is hearing the case. Ex DG ISI Assad Durrani and ex chief Mehran Bank Yunis Habib were present in the court while ex COAS Mirza Aslam Baig submitted his answer to allegations of distributing money among politicians.Aslam Baig has rejected the charges leveled against him by Yunis Habib. The court objected to a paragraph in Aslam Baig’s statement. Aslam baig readily apologized and the paragraph was expunged from his statement, a private TV reported.Aslam Baig said whatever Yunis Habib said in the court was nothing but a pack of lies. It tantamount to disgracing the army, he observed. Aslam Baig further said the PPP has always tried to malign the army. Rehman Malik twice travelled to Germany to scandalize the issue, he alleged. He said Yunis Habib has coined this story to cover up his own crimes.Without reading commission’s report on Mehran Bank and Habib Bank scandals he could not answer Yunis Habib’s allegations, he added. Asghar Khan’s attorney Salman Raja said the then DG MI was also involved in the scandal. Aslam Baig submitted a written apology over a paragraph in his statement to which court objected.