SC rejects NAB plea to adjourn Hudaibiya Mills case hearing

SC rejects NAB plea to adjourn Hudaibiya Mills case hearing

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Supreme Court on Monday, rejected National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s plea to adjourn proceedings in the Hudaibiya Mills case against Sharif family till appointment of Prosecutor General NAB.

Justice Mushir Alam headed a three-judge bench and took up NAB’s adjournment plea in the ongoing case however, the bench could not find the reason substantial enough to postpone the hearing. The apex court also said that if NAB officials were unable to fulfill their responsibilities, they should resign.

Further, Justice Qazi questioned if the presence of chairman NAB was required in this particular situation.

Early morning the Accountability Court heared the case of corruption references against former Prime Minister and chairperson Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif and his family has.

The court conducted proceedings on three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in light of the Supreme Court 's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case.

The former premier is accused in all three references, Al Azizia, Avenfield and Flagship Investment, whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are accused in only one: Avenfield (London flats).

Nawaz and Maryam are presently in London after being exempted from appearing before the courtfor selected periods.

The last hearing of all three references was held on December 4, whereas the court continued hearing the Al Azizia reference daily until Dec 7.