ISLAMABAD - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Prosecutor General's application against the sine die adjournment of three corruption references against former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, former Punjab chief minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif and their other family members, would be taken up for hearing in Accountability Court Rawalpindi No 4 on Thursday, NAB spokesman and officials at NAB courts informed TheNation. Some three corruption references, Ittifaq Foundry, Hudabya Papers Mills and Riwind Estate, were pending before the Accountability Court Rawalpindi No 4 since their reopening soon after the return of Sharif brothers back home by the end of 2007. Since then these cases could not be taken up for regular hearing in the court as the NAB officials sought their adjournment on one pretext or the other. On the hearing of these cases on August 21, the court once again asked Deputy Prosecutor General NAB to come up with some clear view on these cases, otherwise, the court would adjourn the hearing in all the three cases sine die. The court further said that the application moved by the NAB authorities was not carrying the signatures of NAB chairman and when the prosecutor could not satisfy the court on this pretext the court had adjourned the hearing in all three cases sine die. Later on August 23, Prosecutor General NAB Dr Danishwar Malik moved an application praying the court to review its decision of adjournment in these cases sine die. The court accepted the application and would take up the application on September 4. It was stated in the application that the applications moved in the courts on behalf of chairman NAB may or may not carry his signatures and the signatures of Prosecutor General or his deputy should be taken as the signatures of competent authority. It is pertinent to mention here that all the three cases were adjourned sine die on the request of chairman NAB in 2001 when under a clandestine deal Mian Nawaz Sharif, Mian Shahbaz Sharif and their other family members were bundled out of the country but when they returned back in fall of 2007 the same cases were reopened on the request of competent authority.