SC rejects NAB’s request to reopen Hudaibiya Paper Mills case

29 Oct, 2018 6:09 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday rejected the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) request to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

A three- member special bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel resumed hearing on the review petition here in Islamabad today.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa asked the bureau to first determine what the crime was. Justice Mushir Alam told the bureau to point out errors in the Supreme Court’s earlier verdict.

Meanwhile, Justice Qazi remarked that the anti-graft watchdog could not point out the mistake of the law so there was no reason to reopen the case. The court dismissed the review petition of the NAB.

Last December, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Alam had dismissed NAB’s appeal to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

The Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Paper Mills case, involving money laundering charges against the Sharif family, was initiated by NAB in 2000 but quashed by the Lahore High Court  in 2014. The NAB had appealed the LHC decision in the Supreme Court.

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