SC takes up NAB plea to reopen Hudaibiya Paper Mills case today

28 Nov, 2017 9:31 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A three-member bench of the Supreme Court will take up a plea of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking reopening of the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against the Sharif family.

A new bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam and consisting of Justice Qazi Faiz Esa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will hear the appeal of the country’s anti-graft watchdog against the three-year-old decision of the Lahore High Court (LHC) quashing the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against Sharif family.

On November 13, the bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa was dissolved after Justice Khosa recused himself from the bench and referred the matter to the chief justice of Pakistan for constituting another bench.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa had remarked that the court office must have mistakenly put up the case in front of him. “The Registrar Office might not have read my Panama Case judgment in which I wrote 14 paragraphs on Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference,” he added.

Previously, in September, the apex court had accepted National Accountability Court (NAB)’s appeal regarding Hudaibiya Paper Mills case for hearing.

The country’s anti-graft watchdog had submitted an appeal in the apex court to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case in light of the fresh evidence disclosed in the JIT report.

The NAB urged the Supreme Court to reject Lahore High Court’s decision from March 2014 so as to facilitate further investigation of the scandal.


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