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DATE=12/19/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAKISTAN SHARIF (L-O) NUMBER=2-257296 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD INTERNET=YES CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to appear Monday in an anti-terrorism court in Karachi. Mr. Sharif and his six co- defendants are facing charges stemming from their alleged involvement in events that led to October's military coup in Pakistan. From Islamabad, Ayaz Gul reports. TEXT: Nawaz Sharif and his aides continue to make regular appearances in the court to face charges of criminal conspiracy, attempted murder, and hijacking. In addition, the military regime has accused the deposed Prime Minister of waging war against the country. Some of the charges against Mr. Sharif carry the death penalty and life in prison. In its last hearing, the court delayed the formal laying of charges against Mr. Sharif to give prosecution and defense lawyers time to settle a dispute over evidence in the case. The judge has asked both sides to bring experts to examine recorded evidence. Earlier, prosecutors said they could not provide copies of audio recordings made by an in-flight recorder to the defense, as ordered by the judge. The charges against the ousted Prime Minister stem from an alleged attempt to divert the plane bringing General Pervez Musharraf back to Karachi from Sri Lanka on October 12th. Hours after the General's return he deposed Mr. Sharif in a bloodless coup and established military rule. General Musharraf has declared himself chief executive of the country. Mr. Sharif has repeatedly denied the allegations and says General Musharraf is carrying out a personal vendetta. (SIGNED) NEB/AG/RAE 19-Dec-1999 14:01 PM EDT (19-Dec-1999 1901 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .