DATE=12/13/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAKISTAN / SHARIF / L NUMBER=2-257086 BYLINE=SCOTT ANGER DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: The official filing of charges against Pakistan's former prime minister has been delayed again because of a dispute over evidence in the case. As V-O-A's Scott Anger reports, Nawaz Sharif and six others are expected to be tried on charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and hijacking. If convicted, they could face the death penalty. TEXT: The special anti-terrorism court has adjourned until next Monday to give both sides an opportunity to figure out how to present recorded evidence in the criminal case against Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz and five others. Charges against the men stem from an alleged attempt to divert a plane low on fuel, which carried army chief General Pervez Musharraf back to Pakistan from Sri Lanka October 12th. Hours later, the general ousted Mr. Sharif's government in a bloodless coup. According to prosecutors, the diversion was intended to cause the plane to crash, killing the general. Prosecutors say audio recordings made by the plane's in-flight recorder cannot be copied and, therefore, cannot be provided to the defense as ordered by the judge last week. The judge has now asked both the defense and the prosecution to bring experts to the court to examine the recorded evidence. To ensure confidentiality of the material, the judge has ordered no details of the tapes be released to the news media. Before the hearing Monday, Mr. Sharif told reporters he did not interfere with the aircraft and that the allegations are fabricated. He has vowed to fight the charges and says he will win. Security remains tight around the court building in Karachi, where a lengthy charge sheet had been presented last week. But because of a number of questions about the evidence, the judge of the special court has not yet indicted Mr. Sharif and the others. (SIGNED) NEB/SA/WD 13-Dec-1999 05:21 AM EDT (13-Dec-1999 1021 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .