NAB informs Supreme Court
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) submitted on Wednesday a new request in Supreme Court regarding the reopening of the Hudaibiya Paper Mills Ltd case.
In the request, submitted by NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Imranul Haq, it is stated that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif tried to influence the appeal into the Hudaibiya case. The NAB has also pleaded before the Supreme Court to ignore its delay in filing the appeal and permit the bureau to reopen the case.
The case cannot be dismissed on the basis of the Lahore High Court’s decision to quash the reference or due to someone’s non-seriousness, the NAB’s request states.
It states further that to dismiss NAB’s plea to reinvestigate the case would be akin to serious injustice.
On Tuesday, a three-member Supreme Court bench began hearing NAB’s appeal to reopen the Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya case. NAB was asked to submit complete record of Hudaibiya Paper Mills case
Justice Mushir Alam is heading the three-member bench hearing the case, which includes Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel.
The bench ordered NAB to submit the complete record of the case at the next hearing, including the relevant documents of the Panama Papers case Joint Investigation Team report.
The hearing was then adjourned until December 11 as NAB asked for more time.—INP