ISLAMABAD: The accountability court has summoned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, on September 19th under National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references.

The summonses were issued on Wednesday 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. According to details, Judge Muhammad Bashir has summoned all three of them.

On September 8, National Accountability Bureau filed four interim corruption references against former premier Nawaz Sharif, his children and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

One reference is about the London flats – numbered 16 and 16-A and 17 and 17-A at Avenfield House, Park Lane. The second is regarding Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Company, Jeddah, while the third reference is about Flagship Investment Limited and 15 other companies. The fourth reference has been filed against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for holding assets beyond known sources of income.