Islamabad (Staff Report): Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar have reached the Accountability Court, to stand trial in three corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Judge of Accountability Court Mohammad Bashir resumed the hearing against the three accused even though the Islamabad High Court (IHC) admitted Sharif's petition challenging the accountability court's refusal to club three separate references against him and fixed Nov 20 as the date for the next hearing.

Former PM moved the IHC to club the three references second time.

Earlier, the high court had accepted a petition and ordered on Nov 3 that the matter should be decided by the trial court. However, Accountability Judge Bashir had rejected the plea on Nov 8.