Compensation to poll losers: PPP wants SC to slap fines on ISI funds recipients
LAHORE, Oct 21: The Pakistan People’s Party has sought that Supreme Court should not only identify more recipients of funds from Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) but also slap fine on them in its detailed verdict in the Asghar Khan case.
At a press conference here on Sunday, PPP secretary general Jehangir Badr said he was satisfied with the SC verdict in the Asghar Khan case but stressed the court should also pinpoint the offices the beneficiaries of the rigged 1990 elections illegally occupied and the benefits they got because of their positions.
He also demanded compensation for the candidates who lost in the 1990 polls apparently because of use of ISI funds by their political opponents.
“They may be paid in terms of the expenses incurred on their election campaign,” he suggested.
He said the judgment vindicated the PPP’s stance that 1990 elections were massively rigged to keep the party out of power corridors.
To a question about political future of Sharif brothers after the SC verdict, Badr said the voters would determine this.
Asked if the Sharifs could be disqualified for accepting bribe from the ISI, the PPP leader avoided a direct reply and said the law would take its course.
He also declined to comment when asked if the verdict could put an end to the ISI’s political role.
GOVERNOR: Punjab Governor Latif Khosa says the PML-N leadership will die its political death if Asghar Khan case is taken to its “logical end”.
He was speaking at the inauguration of a gas supply project in Rakh Chandrai locality here on Sunday.
He demanded legal action under Article 6 against those who betrayed the state and its Constitution by distributing and accepting public money for stealing the verdict of the masses in 1990 polls.
He requested the Supreme Court to adjudicate Shahbaz Sharif case early as, he said, the chief minister’s office had been “unconstitutionally” occupied for the last four years.
He also demanded an early adjudication of the “judicial murder” case of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the creator of the Constitution.