Judgments should be implemented in letter, spirit: CJP in Asghar Khan case

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday gave the federal government one week time to determine as to what action should be taken in light of the 2012 Asghar Khan case verdict.
The attorney general (AG) and head of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) appeared before the Supreme Court today over the implementation in the case filed by the late former air chief, Asghar Khan.
As the hearing went under way, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar remarked that the court has given its order in the case and rejected review petitions of former army chief General Mirza Aslam Beg and former Inter-Services Intelligence DG Lieutenant General Asad Durrani.
Now, the implementation of the verdict remains, the chief justice asserted and said that judgments of of the courts should be implemented in letter and spirit.
The chief justice directed the federal government to implement the court’s earlier verdict and decide what action has to be taken against the accused in the case.
He remarked that the federal government had decided to initiate a treason trial against former president and army chief General Pervez Musharraf.
Appearing before the court, the attorney general (AG) said the FIA will now record statements of the former generals.
However, the AG contended that the treason trial will commence after the FIA investigation.

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