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Supreme Court to hear review petition on Sharif-owned sugar mills on Monday

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Saturday fixed February 25 as the date for the hearing of a review petition on Sharif family-owned sugar mills.


A new bench of the top court has been formed to hear the review petition. A three-judge bench comprising Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Amir Ata Bandial and Justice Qazi Faez Isa will hear the petition on Monday.


The Sharif family had moved the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) September 2017 decision ordering the shifting of their sugar mills out of South Punjab.


In September 2017, the LHC had ordered the mills, owned by members of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s family, to move out of South Punjab.


The bench, headed by LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, ordered that the Ittefaq, Haseeb Waqas and Chaudhry sugar mills be moved back within three months.


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen, a South Punjab-based businessman, had taken the Sharifs to LHC over the illegal shifting of their sugar mills to South Punjab despite a ban.

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