ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has on Monday refused to hear the National Accountability Bureau’s appeal Hudabiya Papers Mills Case against the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict quashing the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprises of Justice Dost Muhammad and Justice Mazhar Alam Mian will hear the case.
During the proceedings, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa 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.
Khosa remarked that he ordered the opening of Hudaibiya Paper Mills case in his Panama case verdict.
Earlier, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) was constituted to hear petition against the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict quashing the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family.
The court had issued notices to the NAB prosecutor general in this regard.
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.