ISI showered millions on politicians asking them to join IJI : former Pak Chief Justice

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Lahore, Aug.27 (ANI): Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui has alleged that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had given millions of rupees to several politicians during former President Ghulam Ishaq Khan's regime.

In an interview with a private television channel, Siddiqui said that former ISI Director General Liutenant General Asad Durrani had informed the Supreme Court that he had given money to politicians, apparently 'convince' them to join the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI).

In his affidavit, Lieutenant General Durrani claimed that the then government had full knowledge of the issue and also backed the step.

The affidavit states that several top politicians including former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pir Pagaro received millions of rupees from the ISI, The Daily Times reports.

It said that Sharif was paid more than three million rupees by the state intelligence agency.

Meanwhile, senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ghafoor Ahmad has denied receiving any money from the ISI, saying he has no information that his party had ever received money from the ISI.

owever, Abida Hussain, who was the Information Minister in Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi's cabinet, admitted that she had received five million rupees from the ISI to join the IJI.

She also revealed that Nawaz Sharif,Zafarullah Jamali and Mir Afzal Khan were the other beneficiaries who received the money.(ANI)

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