Islamabad (Staff report): An Accountability Court (AC) on Monday declared  former PM Nawaz’s sons Hassan , Hussain absconders in corruption references filed by the NAB.

The accountability court heard corruption cases against the Sharif family with regards to three references filed in light of the Supreme Court 's judgment in the Panama Papers case. 

As the hearing began, Nawaz 's counsel, Khawaja Harris, requested the court to approve his client's exemption from appearance today and also asked that the hearing is adjourned for at least two weeks.

Nawaz is in London at the time tending to his wife who is undergoing medical treatment. In this regard, Harris also submitted Kulsoom's medical report in court .

The NAB prosecutor objected to the plea and instead requested the court to issue warrants for Nawaz 's appearance in court .

However, the court approved the exemption plea and adjourned the hearing until October 13.