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    Asghar Khan case: SC issues notices to Nawaz Sharif, Javed Hashmi

    The Supreme Court on Saturday issued notices to at least 21 individuals including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and Javed Hashmi in a case pertaining to implementation of verdict in Asghar Khan case.

    A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the case in SC Lahore registry.
    The report related to cabinet’s decision was presented in the court. The CJP issued notices to the recipients of money.
    Army officers, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Director General and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have also been sent notices.
    During the hearing, the Chief Justice inquired about procedure devised for the return of money. The court directed to reseal the cabinet report.
    The FIA committee formed in the case has also decided to summon all concerned persons including Nawaz Sharif.
    Moreover, 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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