The Supreme Court (SC) resumed the hearing of Asghar Khan case on Firday and ordered the attorney general to get instructions on classified documents from the government and inform the court, a private TV reported.

A three-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez heard the case.

The then army chief General Aslam Baig, the then DG ISI Lt Gen Asad Durrani and the then Mehran Bank president Younis Habib were present in the court.

During today’s proceedings, former army chief Aslam Baig submitted his rejoinder on the statement of Younis Habib. The apex court expressed resentment over a paragraph of Baig's statement and termed it contempt of court.

The Chief Justice asked Aslam Baig to tender apology over this paragraph.

Aslam Baig then submitted written apology over this and appealed for deleting that paragraph.

He rejected ex-president Mehran Bank Younis Habib's statement, submitted in the Supreme Court over the petition filed by Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan in 1996 regarding the alleged disbursement of money among the politicians by ISI to disrupt the general elections.

The then army chief while rejecting Younis Habib's statement, termed it as mere allegations. Aslam Beg said that Habib's statement is an attempt to malign him and the then president of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan.

Meanwhile, former DG ISI Asad Durrani confirmed the statement given by Younus Habib and affirmed the involvement of the former chief of Military Intelligence (MI).

These statements came after Habib submitted his statement to the court in which he had made the startling revelations about the involvement of the then president Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Mirza Aslam Baig and ISI.

Both Gen Aslam Baig and Asad Durrani were in the court, quietly listening to Habib’s affidavit.

The court adjourned the hearing till March 14.