ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Thursday returned former army chief Mirza Aslam Beg's review petition over the Asghar Khan case verdict. The court turned down the plea with the objections that the number of actual parties had increased and the change of counsel was not requested in a proper manner. It also raised question on the quality of the content of the review petition, saying the petitioner had not signed the annexed affidavit. The court also objected that the review petition was submitted by Barrister Ali Zafar instead of the actual counsel, Akram Sheikh. Aslam Beg filed the petition under Article 188 of the Constitution on November 21, praying for expunging the observations and remarks the court gave in its judgment regarding his involvement in the matter of furnishing and distributing funds to manipulate the 1990 general elections or taking instructions from the then president or giving instructions to the then Inter-Services Intelligence chief. In his review plea, the former army chief contended that he was not given a fair chance to defend himself, and prayed that be given the chance to be heard at length.