Nawaz challenges accountability court?s dismissal of plea to club references

Islamabad High Court. Photo: File 

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has challenged the accountability court’s decision to dismiss his plea to club three corruption references against him and his family into one.

Nawaz has challenged the decision in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) through his lawyer Azam Tarar, stating that the verdict was given in haste and the accountability court did not take into account the points in the earlier IHC verdict.

The petition pleads the IHC to direct the accountability court “to frame one charge and conduct a single trial” against the Sharif family in the three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau.

The IHC should also suspend accountability court proceedings till the framing of a joint charge against the Sharifs, the petition requests.

The petitioner has also requested the IHC to take up the plea as soon as possible and dismiss the trial court’s order.

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Original published: 2017-11-14 16:27:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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