NAB files review petition in SC over dismissal of Hudaibiya case

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Islamabad (Web Desk): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday has filed a review petition in Supreme Court (SC) against its decision regarding reopening of Hudabiya Papers Mills case.

In the review petition, the anti-graft body has pleaded for a probe into the multi-billion corruption scam which inflicted heavy losses to the national exchequer.

The apex court, on December 15, 2017, had dismissed NAB’s appeal to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against the Sharif family.

NAB had requested the apex court to reopen the case in light of the July 28 verdict passed by the SC’s five-judge larger bench in the Panama Papers case. The top court, however, rejected the bureau’s appeal, declaring it not maintainable.

NAB claimed that Nawaz Sharif, the then prime minister, and his family received more than Rs1 billion ‘through illegal and fraudulent means’ and that they were liable to be tried under anti-corruption laws in relation to the Hudaibiya Papers Mills.

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