ISLAMABAD: Former army chief Mirza Aslam Baig Wednesday submitted his reply in the Supreme Court in connection with the infamous Asghar Khan case.
In his reply, Aslam Baig denied all reports subjecting to his and army’s involvement in the illegal distribution of the money to the politicians.
Accusing the then DG ISI Asad Durrani for the corruption, he maintained that the ISI chief of that time was not working under him, adding that he cannot issue directives to the DG ISI for the disbursement.
Aslam Baig asserted that he and the army had no connection with the scandal.
He further explained that the money was transferred to the account of ISI and not that of army. Therefore, he cannot be held responsible for the corruption.
“The army had nothing to do with the money as all the money was deposited in ISI accounts. Baig said Durrani was acting upon the instructions from then president Ghulam Ishaq Khan”, he added.
Earlier, Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan filed a petition in Supreme Court stating that a huge amount of money was disbursed among the politicians by ISI to disrupt the general elections in 1996.
Baig prayed the court to make him party in the case. A Supreme Court bench headed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhamamd Chaudhry will resume the hearing into the case today.