RAWALPINDI " Special Judge Central Shaukat Ali Sajid on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by NAB seeking re-opening of corruption cases against Sharifs on non-prosecution here on Wednesday. The NAB had sought re-opening of three references including Hudabia Paper Mills, Ittifaq Foundry and Raiwind assets against the Sharif family as they were present in the court and trial against them could be initiated. The cases were filed in 2000 and were adjourned sine die in April 2001 after the PML-N leaders left the country under a clandestine deal with the government. The cases were opened on the request of NAB in August last year when the Supreme Court had announced that Nawaz Sharif and his family could not be stopped from returning to their country. Meanwhile, a three-judge bench of Supreme Court Wednesday grumbled that Sharif brothers were not appearing before the court despite summoned twice during the hearing of government appeals against the disqualification of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) kingpins. The august bench seized with the hearing of these appeals comprises Justice Mohammad Moosa K. Leghari, Justice Syed Zawwar Hussain Jaffery and  Justice Sheikh Hakim Ali. The appeals filed by the PPP government are challenging a Lahore High Court ruling that disqualified PML-N Quaid, Nawaz Sharif from holding a public office and asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to constitute a fresh tribunal for reviewing the eligibility of Shahbaz Sharif, who is President of his party besides being the Chief Executive of Punjab. Expressing annoyance over the continuous absence of Sharif brothers, Justice Mohammad Moosa K. Leghari observed, "We do not want to issue any such order, which may result in demeaning someone and the court wants to ensure equal rights for everyone". Both Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif are avoiding to appear before the apex court in line with their stance that they do not acknowledge those judges who had taken oath under Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) when the former President Pervez Musharraf refurbished top judiciary on November 3 last year and sacked dozens of independent minded judges including the then Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. As the apex court resumed hearing of appeals regarding eligibility of Sharif brothers  yesterday, Justice Moosa K. Leghari, who was heading the bench, expressed his annoyance over service of notices to Sharif brothers. Addressing the Advocate General Punjab, Khawaja Haris, Justice Legahri reminded him that he was the principal law officer of the province and the court expected of him to ensure that the notices were properly served to those concerned. "It's a dismay", Justice Moosa K. Leghari regretted while further adding that the court was not taking any extreme position to ensure norms of justice. Advocate General Punjab Khawaja Haris, however, told the court that both the PML-N leaders were out of the country when the notices were served. When it was suggested that  Khawaja Haris should himself serve notices on the respondents, Advocate General Punjab refused to agree while saying that how could he serve the notices to respondents when he was himself representing a petitioner. At this stage, Justice Moosa K. Leghari observed that Khawaja Haris was representing the petitioner for the benefit of respondents. Haris, however, said he was appearing in Shahbaz Sharif case and Speaker Punjab Assembly's plea against the adverse ruling of LHC. Akram Sheikh and A. K. Dogar, the counsels for the proposer and seconder of Nawaz Sharif respectively, however, contended that there was no need of personal appearance of PML-N leaders before the court. Attorney General for Pakistan and Deputy Attorney General (DAG) were pursuing the appeals of federal government in favour of Sharif brothers. The court however asked Advocate General to personally intimate Sharif brothers about the court notices. While adjourning the hearing of the case till November 20, the bench asked Khawaja Haris to intimate both the respondents verbally.