Islamabad (Staff Report): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has challenged the accountability court's verdict to dismiss his plea to club three corruption references against him and his family.

In a petition filed by Nawaz in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), states that the verdict was given in haste and the accountability court did not take into account the points in the earlier IHC verdict.

The petition pleads the IHC to direct the accountability court “to frame one charge and conduct a single trial” against the Sharif family in the three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau.

The IHC should also suspend accountability court proceedings till the framing of a joint charge against the Sharifs, the petition requests.

The petitioner has also requested the IHC to take up the plea as soon as possible and dismiss the trial court's order.

On Wednesday, the accountability court formally indicted former premier Nawaz Sharif in three graft references after rejecting his petition to club corruption references against Sharifs.