Islamabad (Staff Report): An accountability court on Wednesday summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children ─ Maryam, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz ─ to appear on September 19.

The summons have been on the basis of the reference against Nawaz Sharif and his family members regarding Flagship firm, filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The accountability watchdog had filed three references against the Sharif family and one against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the court in light of the Supreme Court’s directives in the Panama Papers verdict of July 28.

The accountability court had sent back the references citing flaws and sought revisions to proceed against the former ruling family.

On Wednesday, NAB resubmitted the reference in the accountability court after removing the objections raised.

After the submission of the flagship companies’ reference, the registrar had forwarded the reference for hearing to the court of Judge Mohammad Bashir who issued notices to the members of Sharif family.

The references were filed in the backdrop of Supreme Court’s July 28 decision in the Panama Papers case in which Nawaz Sharif was also disqualified for concealing his employment with Capital FZE, a firm owned by his younger son Hassan.