ISLAMABABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday has moved country’s top court against references filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The petition was filed on Friday through Khawaja Haris under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution.

“Filing of multiple references against an accused for the same alleged offence exposes him to double punishment, which is repugnant to the accused person’s Fundamental Right under Article 13 of the Constitution,” it read.

The application observed that references regarding asset allegedly owned, possessed or acquired by him, disproportionate to his known sources of income, is repugnant to section 9 (a)(v) of the NAO, 1999.

Nawaz Sharif, in his petition, pled Supreme Court (SC) to halt proceedings of accountability court till judgment is served on constitutional plea and declare verdict to file three references illegal.

Anti-graft watchdog had filed three references against Sharif family and one against incumbent finance minister Ishaq Dar in light of SC’s July-28 landmark judgment.