The court will announce its reserved verdict on Nawaz Sharif's petition.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar have appeared in accountability court today (Wednesday) in connection with three corruption references filed against them by National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Several Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders including Asif Kirmani, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Pervez Rashid and Talal Chaudhry are present in the court while the party workers also chanted slogans as Nawaz Sharif arrived at Judicial Complex.

During the hearing, the court will announce its reserved verdict on Nawaz Sharif’s petition seeking merger of Avenfield properties, Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Flagship Investments references.

A day before, Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar appeared before the court during which their counsel Khawaja Harris argued that all three cases are of same defence and their witnesses are also same, therefore, it is requested to club them.

The plea was abruptly opposed by NAB prosecutor after which the hearing was adjourned for a while and former PM was allowed to leave the court.

The Supreme Court disqualified Sharif from office in July over unreported sources of annual income of about $10,000, a salary the former premier denies ever receiving. The high court also ordered the NAB to investigate and conduct a trial into the Sharif family’s wider finances, including the London properties.

Sharif maintains control of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party, which elected close ally Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister after Sharif was disqualified.