IHC to hear Nawaz plea seeking end to indictment proceedings today

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) is set to resume hearing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal later today (Thursday), to set aside the orders of the accountability court through which it framed charges separately in three references.
The disqualified prime minister arrived in Pakistan this morning and is due to appear before an accountability court on Friday in connection with the corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
He was travelling to the country on Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight 786 from Heathrow Airport London to Benazir Bhutto International Airport where he was escorted by ASF officials to Punjab House.
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IHC to hear Nawaz plea seeking end to indictment proceedings today
By Rizwan ShehzadPublished: November 2, 2017
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The disqualified prime minister arrived in Pakistan early today. PHOTO: REUTERS
The disqualified prime minister arrived in Pakistan early today. PHOTO: REUTERS
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) is set to resume hearing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s appeal later today (Thursday), to set aside the orders of the accountability court through which it framed charges separately in three references.
The disqualified prime minister arrived in Pakistan this morning and is due to appear before an accountability court on Friday in connection with the corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
He was travelling to the country on Pakistan International Airline (PIA) flight 786 from Heathrow Airport London to Benazir Bhutto International Airport where he was escorted by ASF officials to Punjab House.
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Nawaz arrives in Islamabad, escorted to Punjab House by ASF
On Tuesday, Islamabad High Court released its October 25 written order whereby pre-admission notice was issued to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on three petitions of the deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif challenging separate indictment in three NAB references.
On October 25, a division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of IHC issued pre-admission notice to NAB for November 2.
While challenging the trial court’s order of October 19, the ousted prime minister through his counsel sought IHC’s directions for the accountability court to frame a joint charge and conduct a single trial against Sharif family.
The three-time ex PM also prayed the court suspend proceedings before the accountability court till the framing of joint charge. The counsel for the ex-PM contended that a request was made for framing joint charges in three separate references; however, the same was turned down without any justification or reason.
Nawaz requests IHC to set aside separate indictments by accountability court
The NAB references stem from the July 28 judgment of the Supreme Court on the Panama Papers case. NAB filed one reference against Sharif, Maryam, Hussain, Hassan, and Safdar relating to the Avenfield Properties comprising flat No 16 and 16-A, 17 and 17-A Avenfield House at Park Lane area of London.
The references related to Al-Azizia Company Limited, Hill Metals Establishment, Flagship Investment and other companies are only against the former prime minister and his two sons.

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