SC rejects Nawaz plea for clubbing NAB references

SC rejects Nawaz plea for clubbing NAB references

Islamabad (Agencies): The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday rejected former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s petition to club together all the three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him and his family.

In his petition, Sharif had claimed that filing three separate references against him was “illegal, and violates the law and the Constitution.

Besides, Sharif had also asked the apex court to declare his lifetime disqualification from holding a public office as illegal to which the SC questioned how Sharif can challenge his disqualification when his review petition has already been dismissed.

During the in-chamber hearing, the plea was dismissed for the second time in a row as the PML-N leader was meted out the same treatment on December 2.

The National Accountablity Bureau had filed three references against Nawaz Sharif regarding Avenfield properties, Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment; however, his daughter and her husband are named in reference regarding Avenfield properties alone.