Nawaz Sharif 'strongly' denies receiving money from ISI during 1990 elections

Islamabad, Oct. 26 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has categorically denied allegations of receiving money from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency during the 1990 elections.

The Express Tribune quoted Sharif, as saying that Mehran Bank owner Yunus Habib, who had allegedly loaned money to the ISI in the 1990s, had a "criminal" past and that he had never met him.

Sharif also said that his party is considering moving court against Habib's allegations.

He added that he has no objections over the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) probing the case on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Earlier, the PML-N had called for an independent investigation into the case instead of the FIA, which works directly under the interior ministry.

In the Asghar Khan case, the Supreme Court had found former army chief Mirza Aslam Beg and former ISI chief Lt-General Asad Durrani guilty of rigging the 1990 general elections against the Pakistan Peoples Party.

The ruling said that late former president Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Beg and Durrani had violated the Constitution, and ordered the government to take legal action against them. (ANI)