Islamabad: Former ISI chief Asad Durrani has acknowledged that he and Military Intelligence officials had distributed Rs 140 million among politicians to prevent the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) coming to power in the 1990 general election.
In a statement submitted to the Supreme Court, Durrani said the amount distributed by him was approximately Rs 70 million. The remaining amount was deposited in a special ISI fund and subsequently distributed by MI officials. Durrani further said he had received the funds from then army chief Gen (retired) Mirza Aslam Beg.
Ijlal Haider Zaidi, a member of then President Ghulam Ishaq Khan's election team, had provided the names of politicians who should be provided funds, he said. The money was doled out on the directions of Beg, he added.
The former spy chief said he would reveal the names of officers who helped distribute money to influence the 1990 polls in a sealed envelope....more
01:53 PM, Jul 27, 2012