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NAB decides to file review petition on Hudaibiya Paper Mills case

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): National Accountability Bureau has decided to file review petition against Supreme court three member bench on Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

On December 15, a three-member Supreme Court bench dismissed NAB’s appeal to reopen the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

The NAB legal team received the Supreme Court’s decision’s copy today and after a brief deliberation agreed to file a review petition against the decision.

The one-line order, read out by Justice Alam, stated that NAB’s appeal to reopen the case is dismissed and a detailed verdict will be issued later.

The Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Paper Mills case, involving money laundering charges against the Sharif family, was initiated by NAB in 2000 but quashed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in 2014. The NAB had appealed the LHC decision in the Supreme Court.

ECP gives PTI deadline of December 27 to submit party elections

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Election Commission of Pakistan has given Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf deadline of December 27 to submit Intra-party elections.

Hearing a petition filed by PTI’s founding member Yousuf Ali, on alleged discrepancies in the party’s intra-party polls held earlier this year, the ECP has summoned details of results, candidates, and votes from the party.

During the hearing earlier today, Chief Election Commissioner remarked that the PTI had not yet submitted any details of the intra-party polls.

Ali, a former general secretary of the PTI’s Swabi chapter, had filed the petition before the ECP and asked the commission to declare the elections, held on June 12, null and void on the grounds that the polling process had violated the party’s constitution.

The petitioner’s lawyer had told the ECP that the PTI had amended its constitution on May 13 and that the party had not completed the necessary legal formalities while amending the constitution.

The lawyer had argued that the party’s constitution can only be changed if there is a two-thirds majority of the Central Executive Council supporting it. As per the amended constitution, 2.7 million voters had to decide between PTI Chairman Imran Khan or party leader Naik Muhammad Khan.