SC again rejects Nawaz’s plea to club corruption references
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court on Thursday again rejected the plea of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to combine the corruption references against him.
The court also upheld the objections raised by the Registrar Office. The former prime minister had also challenged the Nov 16 verdict. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar held in-chamber hearing against the objections.
On July 28, the Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Leaks case and directed the NAB to lodge three corruption cases against him and his family.
Nawaz had earlier pleaded the court to join the corruption cases against him, stating that lodging of three references was against the law. That petition was returned by the registrar.
Later on November 16, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar dismissed Nawaz’s appeal against the registrar’s decision returning his petition.