NAB files appeal in the SC for reopening Hudaibiya Papers Mills case against Sharif family


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has finally decided to pursue the Hudaibiya Papers Mills case against the Sharif family. 

NAB has filed on Wednesday an appeal in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Lahore High Court quashing the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against the Sharif family. 

The petition names former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Shehbaz's son and MNA Hamza Shehbaz, among other family members, as respondents.

The NAB has pleaded the Supreme Court to dismiss the LHC's decision to quash the case and order a reinvestigation into the scam as per the new evidence which surfaced in the Panama case Joint Investigation Team report. 

On Friday, NAB assured the Supreme Court that it will be filing the appeal in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

The assurance was made by NAB 's prosecutor general during the hearing of Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rasheed's petition in the court seeking re-opening of the case.

The matter was heard by the five-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, that was hearing review petitions against the court's July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.

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