SC to take up Hudaibiya Paper Mills case on Monday


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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will start hearing, on Monday, of the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members.

A three-member Supreme Court bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Mazhar Alam Minakhel will hear the case.

In its July 28, 2017 verdict in the Panama Papers case, the apex court had directed NAB to re-open Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against Sharif family.

The NAB then filed an appeal in the Supreme Court on September 20, 2017 against the Lahore High Court (LHC) decision, which quashed the case on March 11, 2014 and acquitted all the accused including Nawaz Sharif in the Hudaibiya case.

The NAB has appealed the Supreme Court to declare the LHC verdict as null and void in the interest of justice, fair play and equity.—PPI