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Pakistan court dismisses Sharif's plea to consolidate corruption cases

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The High on Monday dismissed the filed by former prime minister seeking consolidation of all the corruption cases filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The had last month reserved its judgement on the seeking clubbing of the references filed against Sharif.

According to Dawn, the ousted had sought joint trial in three references pertaining to the Avenfield properties, Flagship and Al-Azizia Mills.

Nawaz's lawyer argued before a two-member bench of the high that similarities had been noted between the references and sought the consolidation of at least two references - Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investment references, the Dawn reported.

The Supreme Court had asked the NAB to file references against the Sharif family in connection with their Avenfield and other properties on July 28 and directed the trial court to decide the references within six months.

Nawaz is facing three corruption references in the accountability court filed by NAB as per the directions of the apex court.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 16:15 IST