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Nawaz challenges courts rejection of his clubbing plea, court dismisses request

Latest Update: November 14, 2017 | 146 Views
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Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday challenged the accountability court’s orders on his plea seeking to club together three corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) sent notices to the National Accountability Bureau on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s petition challenging the accountability court’s decision to dismiss his plea to club three corruption references against him into one.

Azam Tarar, counsel for Sharif, submitted an application in the Islamabad High Court and prayed that the accountability court’s decision be declared null and void as it was given in haste without taking into consideration the Islamabad High Court’s detailed verdict on his client’s plea.

The lawyer requested the court to “fix” the application for hearing today.

The accountability court last week rejected ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea seeking to club together three corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the light of Supreme Court verdict in Panama Papers case.

The Islamabad High Court had earlier asked the accountability court to review Nawaz Sharif’s application.

Hearing the plea, IHC Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani dismissed Nawaz’s request to suspend the accountability court’s hearing.

The hearing was adjourned until Monday, November 20.

The judge stated in his ruling that only two witnesses are common among the three references, denying another assertion by Nawaz in his petition.

The judge also remarked that the petitioner wanted to make things easier for himself by getting the three references clubbed.