A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, resumed hearing of the petition filed by Air Martial (retd) Asghar Khan pertaining to allegations against the Inter Services Intelligence of distributing money among politicians before general elections of 1990.
Khan accused the ISI of dishing out Rs140 million to create the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) and prevent PPP from winning the polls.
During the hearing, Director Legal Defence Ministry, Commander Shahbaz submitted details of ISI accounts.
Upon which, the CJP said the details provided in the reply were not required to the court. Justice Khwaja said nothing is particularly revealed about distribution of Rs80 million.
Shahbaz said Rs30 million were to be given to former army chief Aslam Baig’s organization, Friends, in 1990. However, General Asif Nawaz Janjua objected over it, so the money was not distributed.
He said investigations were carried out in the past but their outcome is not known.
Attorney General, Irfan Qadir, said the information about Rs80 million distribution should be kept classified.
At which, the CJP said other information in the case is also secret which could not be discussed publically. Such details should be produced in a sealed envelope.
Former Military Intelligence (MI) officer, Brig (retd) Hamid Saeed, who was blamed by Asghar Khan for distributing the fund, appeared before the jury and submitted his written response, along with his 21-year-old diary.
He said the dairy contains details pertaining to funds distribution and transitions of many accounts.
When the CJP enquired, Saeed said he had been appointed MI chief in Sindh ahead of 1990 elections and he served for 16 months, even after the holding of elections.
The court said information produced by Saeed is not being made public, excluding paragraph 9 and 12 of his written statement, which are concerned to the case.
During the course of hearing, Secretary to President Asif Ali Zardari, Malik Asif Hayat, submitted to the court a new report about presence of ISI cell in the Presidency.
The report stated that no record about any political cell in 1990 could be recovered from the Awan-e-Sadar