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DATE=11/19/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAK / SHARIF TRIAL (L) NUMBER=2-256362 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has ordered that deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must remain in police custody until next Monday because it wants to question him further. Mr. Sharif, who faces charges of hijacking and attempt to murder, has been under detention since his ouster from power in a military coup last month. As Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad, if found guilty, Mr. Sharif could be sentenced to death or life in prison. TEXT: Mr. Sharif was brought to the courthouse in Karachi under heavy police guard. This was his first appearance in public since being detained after the military coup that ousted him from power on October 12. Court officials barred reporters from attending the proceedings. At the beginning of the hearing, the deposed prime minister complained to the judge that he has been kept in solitary confinement since his ouster. He then strongly denied accusations against him of attempted murder and hijacking. Instead, Mr. Sharif said the country's democratic government had been hijacked. The charges against the deposed prime minister date back to the day of the coup, when he allegedly gave orders to prevent the plane carrying the army chief, General Pervez Musharraf, from landing in Karachi. The plane was eventually allowed to land after the military took control. General Musharraf is now the ruler of Pakistan. Mr. Sharif and four colleagues are accused of endangering the lives of the 200 people on board the plane, including the general. A VOA reporter, Qaisar Mahmood, was outside the courthouse. /// QAISAR ACT /// Nawaz Sharif was produced (in the court) and the court ordered the police to produce him again in the court on November 22nd. /// END ACT /// Under Pakistan's anti-terrorism laws, set up by Mr. Sharif himself, the deposed prime minister and the four other officials who are being tried with him could be sentenced to death if they are found guilty. (Signed) NEB/AG/KL 19-Nov-1999 09:57 AM EDT (19-Nov-1999 1457 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .