SC again rejects Sharif, family petition to club NAB references

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday has once again rejected a petition filed by the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, seeking to club together the NAB references into one, Aaj News reported.

The request was heard by Justice Saqib Nisar in-chamber. During the hearing, Justice Nisar stated that as per the constitution, a request cannot be filed once an appeal has been rejected after review.

However, Sharif in the request cited that an order to file a single reference on more than one property can be passed.

Last year in November, an accountability court rejected an application filed by the former premier to have three references filed by NAB against him and his family merged into one.

The apex court had disqualified Nawaz in the Panama Case on the July 28, 2017 and had further ordered NAB to file references against him.