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CJ dismisses Nawaz’s plea for combined trial

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar today dismissed Nawaz Sharif’s plea for combined trial in three corruption references against him.
According to details, the references were filed by the National Accountability (NAB) in an accountability court in the light of Supreme Court orders in Panama Papers case.
The ousted prime minister wants the accountability court to club together the three references and hold a joint trial.
According to a local news channel, the chief justice today heard Nawaz Sharif’s plea in his chamber where Advocate Khawaja Haris appeared on behalf of the former prime minister.
Earlier, the plea was returned by the registrar of the apex court who had asked the applicant to approach the relevant platform. -Agencies

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