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Zia-ul-Haq's son serves legal notice on banker

March 14, 2012 14:48 IST

Pakistan's late military ruler Zia-ul-Haq's son has served a legal notice on a banker, who is at the centre of a scandal over the funding of politicians by the Inter-Services Intelligence in 1990, for claiming that he gave millions of rupees to his family.

Zia-ul-Haq's son Ijaz-ul-Haq, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League Zia party, told reporters that he had served a legal notice on former Mehran Bank chief Yunus Habib and asked him to prove his allegations in court.

He said he would file an application in the Supreme Court asking to be made a party in the hearing of former air force chief Asghar Khan's petition against the funding of politicians by the ISI in 1990.

Former ISI chief Asad Durrani and Habib told the apex court in their testimonies that millions of rupees was distributed among politicians to rig the 1990 general election and to prevent the Pakistan People's Party from coming to power.

Habib has said Ijaz-ul-Haq, former premier Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif were among the politicians who received pay-offs.

He said he arranged Rs 1.48 billion for the military and about Rs 400 million was distributed among politicians.
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