SC summons complete record from NAB in Hudaibiya Paper Mills case

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ISLAMABAD : The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) has on Tuesday summoned complete record of Hudaibiya Paper Mills case from National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

A three-member bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard the case in Islamabad on Tuesday.

According to details, the anti-graft watchdog presented volume-8 of the Joint Investigation Team before the apex court. Upon which the Court ordered NAB to present complete details of the reference and the proceedings.

Supreme Court also ordered to present old and new procedures of the appointment of Chairman NAB. SC adjourned hearing of Hudaibia Papers Mill case till the 11th of next month.

Also Read: Dar no more remains approver in Hudaibiya Paper Mills case, indicted again

Earlier, a three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa was constituted to hear the NAB appeal; however, the case could not be taken up on November 13, as Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa had excused himself from hearing the case.

The bench was disbanded after Justice Asif Saeed Khosa excused himself from hearing the matter, saying that he was given the case due to office’s mistake. He continued, “It seems that the office has not read my verdict on Panama Leaks case. I wrote 14 paragraphs over Hudaibiya Papers Mills in the April 20 decision.”

The Hudaibiya Paper Mills case is basically about money laundering of Sharif family during 1990s.

The case was lodged against Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Shahbaz’s son and Member of National Assembly Hamza Shahbaz and other members over Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar’s confessional statement on April 25, 2000 before magistrate in Lahore.

The reference was afterwards dismissed by LHC on March 11, 2014 in response to a writ petition filed in 2011, stating that Dar was pressurized to record the statement.

Orignally published by NNI

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