Nawaz petitions SC to again consider clubbing NAB references
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday petitioned the Supreme Courtroom (SC) to again consider clubbing of the three NAB references towards him into one.
Nawaz had earlier petitioned the Supreme Courtroom concerning the clubbing of the references into one however the petition was rejected by the SC Registrar’s workplace which had referred him to the related discussion board.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan had additionally dismissed Nawaz’s enchantment on the registrar’s resolution rejecting his petition which sought an finish to the a number of corruption instances towards him.
The petition filed right this moment by Nawaz has appealed to the apex court docket to consider the objections raised by the registrar and create a brand new bench to hear the petition.
Nawaz in his petition additional acknowledged that if a verdict is challenged, then the court docket has to restart proceedings on the matter.
The applying additionally acknowledged that the apex court docket, underneath Article 184(three) of the Structure, may declare any verdict as void, therefore the sooner ruling on clubbing the references may very well be thought-about as void.
Nawaz is going through three corruption references within the accountability court docket filed by NAB in mild of the Supreme Courtroom’s July 28 verdict within the Panama Papers case which led to his disqualification.
The accountability court docket on November eight had again dismissed Nawaz’s plea looking for the clubbing of three references into one, which was later challenged within the IHC.
On the listening to on November 20, Nawaz’s lawyer identified similarities between the Azizia Metal Mills and Flagship Funding references, pleading that they be mixed.
Nawaz’s counsel Azam Nazir Tarar argued earlier than the two-member bench that the accountability court docket had famous the similarities between the references.
He had acknowledged that the three people named as accused in each references are the identical, including that of the 13 witnesses in each references, six are the identical.
The lawyer had instructed the bench that the accountability court docket had determined towards clubbing the three references ─ Avenfield, Azizia Metal Mills and Flagship Funding ─ with out ready for the IHC verdict on the matter.
The bench then reserved its resolution after listening to NAB’s model on the matter.
On November 14, the IHC had despatched notices to NAB on the petition.
Nawaz’s petition pleaded the IHC to direct the accountability court docket “to body one cost and conduct a single trial” towards the Sharif household within the three corruption references.
Nawaz’s petition additionally pleaded the IHC to direct the accountability court docket “to body one cost and conduct a single trial” towards the Sharif household within the three corruption references.