Supreme Court dismisses NAB appeal to open Hudaibiya Papers Mills Case


ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench dismissed on Friday National Accountability Bureau (NAB)'s appeal to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

The bench was headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprised Justices Qazi Faez Isa and Mazhar Alam Miankhel.

Hearing the case since November 28, the court announced its judgment today in a majority decision.

The one-line order, read out by Justice Alam, states that NAB's appeal to reopen the case is dismissed and a detailed verdict will be issued later.

The Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Paper Mills case, involving money laundering charges against the Sharif family, was initiated by NAB in 2000 but quashed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in 2014. The NAB had appealed the LHC decision in the Supreme Court .

As the hearing began today, NAB counsel Imranul Haq stated thatthe LHC decision has flaws and sought the reopening of the Hudaibiya case so that legal responsibilities are fulfilled.

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