ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court will hear the review petition of National Accountability Bureau regarding Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Papers Mills Reference on October 29 (Monday).

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will hear the NAB’s review petition.

In January, the accountability watchdog had filed a review petition against the top court’s judgment in the Hudaibiya Papers Mills case on the plea that the reference against the Sharif family had been adjourned sine die due to collusion among PPP, PML-N and General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf.

The petition said: “Adjournment of Reference 5 of 2000 sine die was due to collusion among PPP, PML-N and General (r) Pervez Musharraf government. This was the reason that the NAB authorities showed no interest in prosecution of the reference.”

The Sharif family was never subjected to intensive investigation because they never remained into the custody of the NAB in Reference No 05/2000.

There is not an iota of evidence that the NAB had any animosity against Hudaibya Mills and Nawaz Sharif, so the contents of Paragraph No 23 are incorrect, the petition contended.

The petition further stated that it was not right that the regime of Musharraf or PPP became inimical towards PML-N after 2007 rather they were instrumental in bringing back Sharif family into the political arena.

The NAB, through the review petition, prayed to the apex court to accept the review petition by condoning delay and issue notices to the respondents in the larger interest of justice.

The review petition stated that the top court had not given consideration to some material aspects of the case, errors, adverse findings, remarks and observations in the judgment, which call for correction.