Nawaz Sharif challenges dismissal of petition to club the references in IHC

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has challenged the Accountability court dismissal of petition to club the references against him in Islamabad High court.

Nawaz has challenged the decision in the Islamabad High Court through his lawyer Azam Tarar, stating 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 states that the IHC 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 Court.

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

The accountability court hearing corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif and his family dismissed his plea on November 8. The plea was heard by court on the orders of IHC, after initially dismissing the plea.

The corruption references were filed by the  in light of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Panama Papers case. Nawaz and his two sons, Hussain and Hasan, are nominated in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and her husband are only accused in one.