NAB references: IHC rejects Nawaz Sharif's plea to merge all references

NAB references: IHC rejects Nawaz Sharif's plea to merge all references

Islamabad (Web Desk): Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected Ousted Prime Minister and Chairman Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif’s plea on Monday, to merge all three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against him.


The court has directed Accountability Court to continue trial against the Sharif family.

According to details, IHC had reserved verdict over Nawaz Sharif’s plea challenging accountability court’s verdict over his petition seeking merger of Avenfield properties, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments references. Lawyer Azam Tarar adopted the stance that NAB rejected his client’s petition without going through the reasons mentioned in the detailed IHC order.

On November 8, accountability court rejected Nawaz Sahrif’s references merger plea and indicted him in all three corruption cases separately.

Meanwhile, NAB court adjourned the hearing of references until afternoon today due to delay in IHC’s final verdict.