ISLAMABAD: Former ISI official Col (Retd) Akbar, who claims to be the eye witness of disbursement of cash among several anti-PPP politicians just before the general elections of 1990, disclosed that politicians were funded, Geo News reported Thursday.

Talking to Geo News here, Col Akbar said Brig Saeed, who was associated with Military Intelligence (MI) at the time, was the man tasked with the responsibility of disbursing money among Sindh politicians.

Col Akbar, who claims to have been present on several occasions when money was being handed over to the politicians, said Brig. Saeed used to handle all the bank accounts (used in the money disbursement).

"I was present on the occasion when cash was handed over to Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi in Karachi," he maintained.

He further claimed that Pir Sahab Pagara was paid in Kingri House, Karachi and signature was taken from him.

Col Akbar said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain was also offered money but he refused to accept it.

The statement from the self-proclaimed eyewitness comes at a time when the Asghar Khan case, whose hearing was also held today, started stepping into an interesting phase.