Pak SC dismisses Sharif's plea to merge NAB references

ANI | Updated: Nov 16, 2017 14:51 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], November 16 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday dismissed ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif's appeal to merge three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

According to Dawn, Chief Justice Justice Saqib Nisar maintained the objections raised by the registrar office during the hearing.

Justice Nisar pointed out that Sharif family was already provided with the option of review verdict in the Panama Papers case.

The registrar office of the Supreme Court had asked the petitioner to consult the forum concerned in this regards.

On Tuesday, Sharif had challenged the accountability court's the November 8 decision to not merge the three references filed by the NAB in the Islamabad High Court.

According to Dawn, Sharif's lawyer Azam Tar said the court took the decision in a hurry.

The appeal filed by Tar stated that the replies submitted to the high court were not taken into consideration by the court.

The Pakistan Supreme Court had asked the NAB to file references against the Sharif family in connection with their Avenfield and other properties on July 28 and directed the trial court to decide the references within six months. (ANI)