Zia-ul-Haq`s son serves legal notice on banker

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 14:57

Lahore: Pakistan`s late military ruler
Zia-ul-Haq`s son has served a legal notice on a banker, who is
at the centre of a scandal over the funding of politicians by
the ISI in 1990, for claiming that he gave millions of rupees
to his family.

Zia-ul-Haq`s son Ijaz-ul-Haq, who heads the PML-Zia
party, told reporters that he had served a legal notice on
former Mehran Bank chief Yunus Habib and asked him to prove
his allegations in court.

He said he would file an application in the Supreme Court
asking to be made a party in the hearing of former air force
chief Asghar Khan`s petition against the funding of
politicians by the ISI in 1990.

Former ISI chief Asad Durrani and Habib told the apex
court in their testimonies that millions of rupees was
distributed among politicians to rig the 1990 general election
and to prevent the Pakistan People`s Party from coming to
power.

Habib has said Ijaz-ul-Haq, former premier Nawaz Sharif
and his brother Shahbaz Sharif were among the politicians who
received pay-offs.

He said he arranged Rs 1.48 billion for the military and
about Rs 400 million was distributed among politicians.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 14:57

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