Supreme Court to hear Hudaibya Paper Mills on Monday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday constituted a three-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa to hear Hudaibya Paper Mills on November 11.

The bench additionally incorporated Justice Dost Mohammad and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel. Justice Khosa additionally headed the Panama Papers bench which disqualified Nawaz Sharif and directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to document references towards the Sharif circle of relatives.

The apex courtroom on September 20 had admitted for listening to the NAB’s request to put aside the judgment delivered by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in 2014, quashing the case of Hudaibya Paper Mills and then former top minister Nawaz Sharif and his members of the family have been acquitted.

NAB’s Prosecutor General Waqas Qadeer Dar filed a civil petition for depart to attraction beneath Article 185(three) of the Constitution towards the judgment handed by the Lahore High Court on March 11, 2014 within the case.

The anti-graft frame made Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Mian Muhammad Abbass Sharif (past due), Hussain Nawaz, Hamza Shahbaz, Shamim Akhtar and Sabiha Abbass, Mariam Safdar, the Federation of Pakistan and Judge Accountability Court No IV, Rawalpindi, as respondents.

The attraction asked the apex courtroom to read about the legality, and propriety of the impugned judgment of March 11, 2014. It used to be contended that the judgment used to be now not handed in consonance with the dictums laid down by the apex courtroom.

NAB additional contended that the LHC’s referee pass judgement on used to be now not competent to put aside the findings of the top courtroom, by which NAB were allowed to re-initiate investigations towards Sharif members of the family.

The anti-graft frame submitted that the JIT, which used to be constituted by the apex courtroom for probing Panama topic, had accumulated additional incriminating subject matter relating to Hudaibya Paper Mills. It stated that it can’t be debarred or restrained from continuing additional with the investigation; therefore, it will be suitable to put aside the impugned judgment to the level of re-investigation so as to strengthen and corroborate the fabric amassed by the JIT.

The NAB additional submitted that during gentle of the JIT advice, the SC in its July 28 verdict in Panama case had directed NAB to reopen the case.

It is pertinent to point out right here that the Hudaibiya Paper Mills cash laundering reference used to be initiated on the root of an April 25, 2000 confessional remark of Ishaq Dar, during which he admitted his position in laundering cash to the song of $14.86 million on behalf of Sharifs thru fictitious accounts in 1990s.

The witness used to be, then again, pardoned by the then NAB chairman. LHC’s referee pass judgement on Justice Sardar Shamim had quashed the reference on March 11, 2014 on the grounds that if a re-investigation used to be allowed towards Sharif circle of relatives, it will provide a chance to the investigators to pad up lacunas.

The discovered High Court had quashed the case because the PML-N endured to declare that Dar’s remark used to be taken beneath duress.

Later, NAB had made up our minds now not to problem the top courtroom’s choice. Nawaz Sharif used to be now not named for the time being reference filed in March 2000. However, within the ultimate reference towards the Hudaibiya Paper Mills, authorized by then chairman NAB Khalid Maqbool, the Bureau had accused Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Sharif, Abbas Sharif, Hussain Nawaz, Hamza Shahbaz, Shamim Akhtar, Sabiha Abbas and Maryam Nawaz.

The determination of final Hudaibiya case used to be taken by NAB government on the grounds that previous in October 2011, a Rawalpindi department bench of the LHC restrained the responsibility courtroom from continuing within the topic after Nawaz Sharif and individuals of his circle of relatives challenged the revival of the references and asked the courtroom to quash the instances.

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