SC dismisses Sharif family’s appeal in connection with references’ merger

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NAB to file another reference against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan threw away Sharif family’s appeal seeking restoration of petition to merge three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar conducted hearing of the case in his chamber on Wednesday.
Sharif family lawyer Ayesha Hamid represented the ruling family and presented her arguments.
However; CJP upheld the reservations of registrar office and rejected the petition.
SC, after its verdict in Panama Papers on July 28, 2017 had ordered the NAB to lodge corruption cases against Sharif family.
The apex court had also disqualified Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister in the decision.
Later, NAB filed three corruption references against the Sharif family named as Avenfield properties, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments.

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