Hudabiya Case: SC rejects NAB’s appeal to reopen case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) has on Friday rejected the appeal of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to reopen Hudaibiya Paper Mills case in light of the fresh evidence disclosed in the JIT report quashing the Lahore High Court’s decision from March 2014.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising of Justice Qazi Faiz Esa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel resumed hearing of the case.

Justice Mushir Alam read out the judgment while a detailed order will follow soon.

Earlier, the 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.

The anti-graft watchdog had declared Nawaz Sharif responsible for preventing the Bureau from filing appeal in the Supreme Court in Hudabiya Papers Mills case.

According to NAB officials, Nawaz Sharif influenced the Hudabiya Papers Mills case as a prime minister.

 

 

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