Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa has dissolved the previous bench in Asghar Khan case, after the retirement of former CJP Mian Saqib Nisar and constituted a new bench to resume proceedings of Asghar Khan case. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, will hear the case on Monday (Feb 11). Two other members of the bench will be Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijazul Ahsan.
The Supreme Court has issued notices to the attorney general, DG FIA and other respondents for the hearing while notices have also been issued to the children of late Asghar Khan. Earlier top court has rejected recommendations of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to close the case owing to incomplete evidences in the case.
Khan had petitioned the Supreme Court in 1996 alleging that the two senior army officers and the then-president had tried to ensue Benazir Bhutto’s defeat in the 1990 polls and they Divide Rs140 million among several politicians. In 1996, Khan had written a letter to the then Supreme Court Chief Justice Nasim Hassan Shah about the unlawful disbursement of public money and its misuse for political purposes. The 2012 apex court judgment, authored by the then-Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry, had directed the Federal Investigation Agency to initiate a investigation.
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18 February, 2019