Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that the government has directed to reinvestigate the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case.

He said a legal experts’ team gave a detailed briefing to Prime Minister Imran Khan on the cases against Shehbaz Sharif. 

“The government has decided that the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case needs to be reinvestigated,” he added.

The minister took to Twitter and said the Hudaibiya case is the most important proof of the corruption of the Sharif family. Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif are the main suspects in this case, his tweet read.

Fawad said that the method adopted in money laundering through the Hudaibiya Paper Mills was later adopted in every case, “and it is very important to bring this case to an end.”

THE CASE: The Hudaibiya Paper Mills was allegedly used as a cover by the Sharif family to launder money outside the country in the 1990s.

Ishaq Dar, a trusted aide the Sharif family, recorded a confessional statement on April 25, 2000, before a magistrate acknowledging his role in laundering money.

On the basis of that confession, a reference was filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in 2000 before an accountability court against the Hudabiya Paper Mills, three Sharif brothers, Dar and others.

Dar was not charged as he had become an approver for the prosecution.

That reference was struck down by a referee judge of the LHC on March 11, 2014, on a writ petition filed in 2011 stating that Dar’s confession was coerced.

Dar had claimed that he had made the ‘confession’ under duress and disowned the statement.


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