Supreme Court to hear NAB petition to re-open Hudaibiya case today

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FILE PHOTO – A view of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz


ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear three high profile cases today (Monday), among them is the petition of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to re-open Hudaibiya Papers Mills case against Sharif family.

Petition of former Petroleum Minister Dr. Asim Hussain seeking the permission to go abroad for his medical treatment and a case for the missing persons will also be heard by the apex court today.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa will hear the NAB plea to re-open the Hudiabiya Papers Mills case that has 11 parties including Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, Maryam Nawaz and law ministry.

The NAB pleaded the court that new evidences have come to the fore in the Joint Investigation Team for Panama case investigation that necessitated fresh investigation. The NAB also requested the court to annul the ruling by Lahore High Court (LHC) in which, a tie took place between two judges, a referee judge ordered to dismiss Hudaibiya Papers Mills case and directed the NAB not to again launch inquiry into the case.

Meantime, Justice Musheer Alam will head a two-member bench that will hear Dr. Asim’s petition seeking to go abroad for medical treatment.

The petitioner said it is vital for him to go abroad for medical checkup; hence, he requested the court to strike his name off the exit control list (ECL).

A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan will hear a case regarding missing persons today. –SAMAA

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Story first published: 13th November 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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