Nawaz Sharif moves IHC for clubbing corruption references together

Nawaz says respect state institutions but verdict against him was not correct

ISLAMABAD: The ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday challenged in Islamabad High Court (IHC) the accountability court’s verdict in which his request to club all three references against him together.
Sharif through his counsel filed the appeal, requesting the high court to set aside the verdict of the accountability court through which it rejected his plea to merge all the three references into one.
On Nov 8, the accountability court’s Judge Muhammad Bashir rejected the Sharif’s application for joint trial and framed charges against him in each of the three references.
The three references are related to the Sharif family’s London flats, Flagship Investment Ltd and Al Azizia & Hill Metal Establishment.
The former prime minister rejected all corruption charges while pleading not guilty and opted to contest them.
The former prime minister had filed applications in the trial court, requesting it to conduct a joint trial of all the three references filed against him by the NAB.
Earlier on Oct 19, the trial court had rejected his pleas to club together the references.
Subsequently, Sharif went to the Islamabad High Court, challenging its verdict.


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