The Accountability Court-II in Islamabad on Wednesday adjourned the hearings of two remaining corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family till August 20.

The former primer minister appeared before Accountability Court-II Judge Arshad Malik as he resumed hearing the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references.

During the hearing, the statements of investigating officer Mehboob Alam were recorded in the Al-Azizia reference.

Directing Alam to continue recording his statements during the next hearing, the court adjourned the case till August 20.

Earlier today, the Accountability Court-II in Islamabad resumed hearings of two remaining corruption references against the Sharif family.

The judge had summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, prosecution's star witness Wajid Zia and investigation officer of the cases at the hearing today.

Earlier, on August 13, the ousted prime minister and Zia also appeared before the court during the last hearing. 

Both the references were heard simultaneously during the last hearing and Zia was cross-examined in the Al-Azizia reference. The head of the Panamagate Joint Investigation (JIT) team has yet to record his statement in the Flagship Investment reference.

Nawaz’s lawyer, Zafir Khan, had submitted an application in the court to get Zia's statement recorded in the Flagship reference.

However, the prosecution opposed the plea and insisted that the cross-examination of Zia should be completed in the Al-Azizia reference first before recording the statement in the second reference. The judge rejected the plea and deferred the hearing of the two references till today.

Prior to that, on August 7, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) transferred the two references to the Accountability Court-II.

A two-member bench of the IHC, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, ordered the transfer of the cases on Nawaz's plea.

Nawaz’s lawyer had filed an appeal requesting the court to transfer the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references from the court of Accountability Judge-I Mohammad Bashir to another accountability court .

Earlier, on July 6, the Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir had announced the verdict in the Avenfield properties corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), handing the ousted prime minister 10 years as jail time and seven years to his daughter Maryam Nawaz.