Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appeared before the Accountability Court in Islamabad hearing the remaining two corruption references against him and his family.

Accountability court II Judge Mohammad Arshad Malik is hearing the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references.

Earlier on Friday, Judge Malik had submitted a written request to the Supreme Court seeking the fifth extension in Sharif’s trial.

Moreover, on August 27, a three member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul Ahsan ordered a six-week extension in the deadline for concluding the remaining two corruption references.

The trial against the Sharif family commenced on September 14, 2017.

Earlier, on July 6, the Accountability Court announced its verdict in the Avenfield reference.

Nawaz and his sons, Hussain and Hasan, are accused in all three references whereas Maryam and Safdar were accused in the Avenfield reference only.