CJP Saqib Nisar to hear Nawaz Sharif petition

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has accepted the petition of the ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif for the merger of corruption references in the accountability court.

In an order on Saturday, it was told that Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar will hear the petition in his chamber on November 16. Nawaz Sharif had submitted a petition in the apex court to the three references - Flagship Investment Ltd reference, Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference and Avenfield flats reference - against him filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). 

The Chief Justice himself will decide whether to approve or reject the petition from the former premier. The petition will also decide objections over the registrar office.

The petition was initially submitted in the registrar office of the Supreme Court , but was dismissed on several objections. Nawaz Sharif had then moved a petition against the objections raised by registrar office.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had sent comprehensive verdict over review petitions filed by disqualified premier to 27 government departments in which it was stated that no loopholes were pointed out in the disqualification order by the claimants.

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