Asghar Khan case, SC gives time to govt to decide actions against ex army officers

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the federal government to decide outline action against the former army generals, which were allegedly involved in influencing 1990 election.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) remarked that it is the government’s job to determine in which court former army officers are to be tried.
A three-member Bench of apex court, headed by CJP Saqib Nisar took up case for hearing.
The attorney general (AG) and head of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) appeared before the Supreme Court; Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that the court has given its order in this case and rejected review petitions. Nisar directed the federal government to implement the courts earlier verdict and decide outline actions.
Chief Justice Nisar questioned that why the verdict in the case had still not been implemented by government. He further said, “The court will fix responsibility on those who do not follow the verdict.”
Counsel for the petitioner Salman Akram Raja said that it is yet to be decided that high treason proceedings should be initiated against them
Attorney general said that statement should be recorded from both the officials to inquire the nature of the offence.
Raja, who was repressing Asghar khan in this case, said that former army generals Asad Durrani and Aslam Baig should face charges of influencing election.
The apex court, after hearing the arguments from lawyers and attorney general directed the federal government to decide outline actions against former army officers in a week.
The hearing of case was later adjourned till next week.

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