DATE=12/21/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAKISTAN / SHARIF / S - L NUMBER=2-257350 BYLINE=SCOTT ANGER DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: During his second court appearance in two days, Pakistan's former prime minister has accused the military of destroying evidence in the case. As Correspondent Scott Anger reports, Nawaz Sharif and six others have been accused of attempted murder and hijacking for their roles in events leading to the military coup in October. TEXT: The anti-terrorism court hearing the allegations against Nawaz Sharif and his aides has been adjourned without any formal charges being made. Pakistan's military government has alleged Mr. Sharif and the others refused to allow a plane carrying army chief General Pervez Musharraf to land in Pakistan on October 12th. The contention is that Mr. Sharif and the others wanted the plane -- which was low on fuel - - to crash. Hours later, the military overthrew the elected government in a bloodless coup. Monday, the prosecution told the court that there is no incriminating evidence on audio recordings from the plane's black box. Earlier delays in the proceedings had been over a dispute between defense lawyers and prosecutors involving the tapes. Tuesday, Nawaz Sharif accused the military of erasing the recordings, which he says would have vindicated him. The court will reconvene on January 12th to continue hearing the case. ///REST OPTIONAL FOR LONG/// The army has accused Mr. Sharif of trying to kill General Musharraf by refusing landing rights to the plane. One month after the military gained power, an army officer filed charges that the former prime minister tried to kill the general and 200 passengers aboard the plane. Prosecutors say Mr. Sharif's actions amount to waging war against Pakistan. However, lawyers for Mr. Sharif have argued a charge of waging war must be filed by the government and not the military. Although Nawaz Sharif and his co-defendants have made six court appearances, they have not yet been indicted in the case. Mr. Sharif has repeatedly denied the allegations and says General Musharraf is carrying out a personal vendetta. (SIGNED) NEB/SA/WD 21-Dec-1999 05:31 AM EDT (21-Dec-1999 1031 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .