Islamabad (Monitoring Desk) : Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has rescued himself from the bench hearing Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference case. During the case hearing today, he observed that he has given his observation regarding Hudaibiya case in 20 April Panama Judgement.
As the hearing began, Justice Khosa remarked that it could be the fault of the court office that the case was put up in front of him, as he had already spoken his mind on the subject in the Panama Papers case and it would thus not be appropriate for him to adjudicate the case.
He observed further that he had written 14 paras on the Hudaibiya case in the April 20 judgment of the Panama case, adding that he had observed to reopen the case in his judgment and ordered NAB to reopen the case.
The bench, headed by Justice Khosa and comprising Justice Dost Mohammad Khan and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, was constituted on Friday.
It has now been disbanded and a new bench will be constituted by the chief justice.
During the hearing, the NAB prosecutor requested that the case should be taken up next week after formation of a new bench.