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IHC throws out Sharif’s plea for merging three references into one

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed a petition filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif seeking the merger of all the references filed against him into one. Sharif had approached the high court, challenging the accountability court’s Nov 8 verdict that rejected his request to merge the references against him into one to conduct a joint trial. The bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Naqvi had earlier reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from the Sharif’s…

CJP rejects Sharif’s in-chamber appeal to merge three corruption references into one

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Thursday rejected former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s in-chamber appeal to club three references against him into one, ARY News reported. The CJP maintained the objections raised by the registrar office while dismissing Sharif’s plea. The option to review the Panama Papers judgment had already been availed by the former premier, he remarked. Earlier on Oct 13, Sharif’s petition was rejected by the apex court’s registrar directing the petitioner to consult…