Clubbing of NAB references: IHC to announce verdict on Nawaz?s plea today
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Excessive Courtroom will announce the verdict on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea to membership all his Nationwide Accountability Bureau references today (Monday).
On December 2, Geo Information reported that the two-member bench, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, will announce the verdict on December four (today). The verdict was reserved on November 23.
The court docket has issued the trigger listing of three pleas of Nawaz Sharif.
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 once more 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 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 advised the bench that the accountability court docket had determined in opposition to 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 choice 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 pleads the IHC to direct the accountability court docket “to body one cost and conduct a single trial” in opposition to the Sharif household within the three corruption references.