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Sharif family approaches SC to file one references instead of three

ISLAMABAD: Sharif family approached Supreme court of Pakistan and pleaded to file one reference instead of three.

It also calls upon the Supreme Court to halt the accountability court proceedings of the three references against the Sharif family until a single reference in filed.

The plea, filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal team, states that Section 9 (a) (5) of the National Accountability Ordinance holds that the reference against possession of assets beyond known sources of income should be one and not spread over several references.

The petition also pleads for the Supreme Court’s July 28 direction to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file three corruption references to be declared illegal.

The Sharif family’s petition states that holding of several trials based on one allegation is against the basic rights of the petitioners.

At present, Nawaz, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar are set to be indicted on October 19 by the accountability court hearing corruption cases against them.

The court has also separated the trials of Nawaz’s sons, Hasan and Hussain, who have not shown up for a single hearing as they are in London