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FIA submits ultimate report on Asghar Khan case

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday approached the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan, in search of steerage and assist from the highest court in gathering adequate proof within the Asghar Khan case.

In its ultimate report submitted on the SC on behalf of the FIA in compliance to a prime court order, the regulation enforcement company identified facts attributable to which the investigation couldn’t attain a logical conclusion within the notorious case.

“The FIA has left no stone unturned to hint the proof associated to the disbursement of alleged cash to politicians. All of the vital witnesses together with Brig (R) Hamid Saeed had been examined. Bank data had been scrutinised and statements of involved bank officers [were] recorded. Politicians had been interviewed. Help and knowledge from PEMRA, NAB and ministry of defence had been sought.

Greater than 190 tv programmes had been analysed. [The] Ministry of defence was contacted to supply data relating to the small print required to seek out essential proof,” the company maintained in its report after giving an in depth background of the probe.

In line with the FIA, one of many causes that the investigation couldn’t attain a logical conclusion within the Asghar Khan Case was attributable to the truth that “no military officer gave any assertion of handing over cash to any non-public individual straight.

Paperwork supplied by Brig (R) Hamid Saeed present that cash was distributed in Sindh, however the officers who truly distributed the cash weren’t disclosed by him. Furthermore, the receipts of receiving cash by the politicians, as talked about by Brig (R) Hamid Saeed, haven’t been supplied to FIA. In line with Brig (R) Hamid Saeed these receipts had been sent to GHQ, however upon asking by FIA, Basic (R) Durrani denied having data of any such receipts”.

“The intelligence company staff accountable for distribution of funds in Punjab and elsewhere couldn’t be ascertained regardless of FIA writing to M.O.D (ministry of defence) asking about whereabouts of intelligence company personnel talked about at para-9 of the Honourable Supreme Courtroom’s judgement dated 19-10-2012,” mentioned the FIA.

The FIA continued that it additionally failed to seek out the cash path within the case.

“Sure bank particulars haven’t been supplied, which might full the cash path required for prosecution functions.”

The report additional acknowledged that “Since military/intelligence officers had been primarily accountable in [the] distribution of cash to personal individuals and politicians, subsequently, splitting the investigation into two, i.e., military and civil, creates sensible difficulties for a civilian company throughout [the] investigation”.

In line with the company, the FIA tried to unearth the information and convey fact to mild, however the investigation in Asghar Khan case reached a useless finish for the aforementioned causes and therefore steerage is being sought from the SC.

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