Getting Tense: SC once again rejects Nawaz Sharif’s plea to club references

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has once again rejected the appeal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who  requested the court to merge three corruption references against him into one.

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Nawaz Sharif was  disqualified by the Supreme Court on July 28 last year in the Panama Papers case, had filed a petition in the apex court seeking to merge the three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against him.

Hearing the appeal in his chamber today, Chief Justice Nisar rejected the plea.

Last year in October , Nawaz had first petitioned the apex court with the same request However, the registrar had rejected the petition, after which an appeal was filed with the chief justice.

Chief Justice Nisar, in an in-camera hearing on November 16, had dismissed the appeal.

 

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