Islamabad Accountability Court (AC) has asked former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before the court and record his statement in the Al-Azizya Steel Mills Reference on Thursday.

During the proceedings on Wednesday, Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik - who is hearing the reference - linked the statement of Nawaz Sharif with the presence of his counsel Khawaja Haris in the court.

Khawaja Haris earlier had asked to the court that he wanted Nawaz Sharif to record the statement in his presence.