Ex-ISI chief names officials involved in 1990 Pak poll rigging

Last Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 17:38

Islamabad: Former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, Lt Gen (Retired) Asad Durrani has submitted in the Supreme Court a list of officers alleged to have illegally distributed money to politicians in the 1990 elections.

A three member apex court bench has taken up a 1996 petition of Tehrik-i-Istiqlal chief Air Chief Marshal (retired) Asghar Khan who accused the ISI of financing politicians in the 1990 elections by dishing out Rs140 million to create the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) and prevent Benazir Bhutto`s PPP from winning the polls.

Haider Zaidi, a member of then president Ghulam Ishaq Khan`s election team, while the "donations" were doled out to the politicians at the directions of then Army chief Gen Mirza Aslam Beg, reports The Dawn.
Durrani claimed that Rs 70 million out of the Rs 140 million were distributed through him while the remaining amount was submitted to the ISI`s secret funds. Durrani further said that all the officers who had distributed the funds belonged to the Military Intelligence (MI).


First Published: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 17:38
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