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Former Army chief Mirza Aslam Beg. —File Photo

ISLAMABAD: General (Retd) Mirza Aslam Beg, a central figure in the Asghar Khan case, has expressed his reservations over the Supreme Court verdict, maintaining that the decision is a conspiracy against him and the opposition.

Speaking to a private news channel, the former general said the verdict is based on ‘false testimonies and affidavits’, adding that the Supreme Court should not have issued the verdict under present circumstances.

Speaking about the dismissal of the then government of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, he said that the decision was constitutional.

"President Ghulam Ishaq Khan showed 17 cases of corruption against the government and dismissed it a week later," he said.

He also alleged that Benazir Bhutto used Lt. General Asad Durrani.

In the televised interview, he further said that if the ISI was under him he would have investigated the matter.

Beg said that he was unaware of the money being distributed amongst various politicians and did not know as to why the DG ISI was handing out this amount.

He also alleged that then president and caretaker government were aware of the money being handed out to political leaders.

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