Nawaz Sharif moves IHC against Accountability Court’s decision


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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and president of PML-N Muhammad Nawaz Sharif approached Islamabad High Court (IHC), challenging Accountability Court’s decision for not merging National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s three references against him.

Former Prime minister filed the appeal through his legal team, headed by Khawaja Haris Ahmed, comprising Azam Nazir Tarrar, Saad M. Hashmi and Zaafir Khan Tareen to set aside order dated 08-11-2017, passed by the accountability court and termed it a “hurried decision”.

The petitioner requested the court to term the decision against his fundamental right and sought direction for Accountability Court to frame a joint charge in accordance with Section 17 (d) of NAO, 1999.

He further requested the court to suspend proceedings before the Accountability Court Islamabad till framing of joint charge against the petitioner as envisaged in Section 17 (d) of NAO.

Nawaz Sharif prayed the court that the instant petition be set for hearing today (Tuesday).

Last week, an accountability court rejected an application filed by Nawaz Sharif to have three references filed by NAB against him and his family, merged into one.

The former prime minister was indicted separately in each of the three references. He pleaded ‘not guilty’ to all the charges.—APP