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Former Pak Army, ISI chiefs quizzed over 1990 election rigging

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Former chiefs of the Army and powerful (ISI) were today quizzed by (FIA) over their alleged involvement in the 1990 election rigging and distribution of money to politicians.

Former Gen and former ISI Lt Gen appeared before a FIA committee tasked with the implementation of the case verdict, according to official sources.

The sources did not share the nature of questions and answers but confirmed that the former top officers were quizzed.

The had last week tasked FIA to implement the court's 2012 verdict.

In 1996, retired had filed a human rights petition in the of Pakistan, accusing the ISI of doling out money to a group of politicians

including to cobble up an electoral alliance against Peoples Party of Benazir Bhutto to defeat her in 1990 elections.

The case had resurfaced recently when a bench expressed dissatisfaction at the lack of progress considering the apex court had in 2012 ordered action against both military officials as well as the politicians who received money from them.

Both Beg and Durrani allegedly played role in bribing the politicians to rig the polls.

Then justice deciding the case in 2012 ruled that the 1990 elections had been polluted by dishing out Rs 140 million to a particular group of politicians.

He said the purpose was to deprive the people of being represented by their chosen representatives.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 23:50 IST
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