IHC to resume hearing of Nawaz Sharif’s petition to stop indictment process

Islamabad(BBC ASIA) A divisional bench of Islamabad High Court will resume hearing of Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif petition to stop indictment and accountability process against him and his family.

At the last hearing on October 25, the IHC bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani and Justice Aamer Farooq issued notices to the federal government over the petition and adjourned the case until November 2 (today).

On Wednesday, Nawaz’s counsel submitted additional documents, including copies of the indictment, to the IHC as instructed in the earlier hearing.

Nawaz, through his representative Zafir Khan, has submitted three petitions in the IHC challenging the accountability court’s October 19 decision to indict him in the Avenfield properties and Azizia Steel Mills reference.

He was indicted in the third and last  Flagship Investment Ltd  reference on October 20.

The accountability court is hearing corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau against Nawaz and his family members, as well as Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, in light of the Supreme Court’s order in the Panama Papers case.

In his petition, Nawaz has pleaded the IHC to declare the October 19 decision illegal and order the accountability court to combine the three references against him into one.

He has also pleaded that there should be one trial on one charge instead of separate cases.

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