Islamabad: Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has again requested the chief justice of Pakistan to reconsider his order, passed on November 16, 2017 against clubbing all corruption references against him into one.
The cases have been filed against Mr Sharif and his family by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) after Mr Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court as the premier in July.
The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) chief filed an application in the Supreme Court through his counsel Khwaja Haris under Order V, Rules 2(5) and 4 of the Supreme Court Rules 1980 for consideration of the order passed in chamber by the Chief Justice seeking merger of the NAB references.
He prayed to the Chief Justice to direct the office to assign a number to the applicant’s constitutional petition and fix it for hearing before a learned bench of this court.
On October 13, Nawaz Sharif filed a petition in the SC for merge of Avenfield properties, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments references.
The SC assistant registrar, however, raised objections over the Nawaz plea and the Chief Justice on November 16, 2017, while taking up the matter, upheld the objections, raised by the Assistant Registrar on October 20, 2017.