Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday has challenged separate indictments by accountability court in Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Asif Kirmani submitted the petition to the court on behalf of Sharif which adopts a stance that separate indictments in three corruption references filed by National Accountability Bureau are against law, therefore; the indictment should be conducted while merging the three references into one.
Sharif has requested the court to bar accountability court from additional action until the cases are merged.
The plea maintains that the type, witnesses, and accusations of all the three cases are alike, however; the accountability court had rejected a similar petition in the past.
It went on to say that the constitution provides the right to fair trial and requested IHC to annul accountability court’s indictment declared on October 19.
The petition has made Chairman NAB and accountability court judge as parties in the case.
On October 19, accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir indicted Sharif in the Avenfield Properties and Al-Azizia Company references in absentia while charges against Maryam Nawaz Sharif and her husband retired Captain Muhammad Safdar were framed in the Avenfield reference in their presence.