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Sharif and his sons were absent during the hearing as they are still in London to attend to Kulsoom.
Sharif's lawyer Khawaja Harris asked the court to adjourn hearing for 15 days with commitment that Sharif would also appear.
Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharifs two sons, now in London, may not appear before the anti-corruption court, taking advantage of their foreign residency, leaders of the ruling PML-N have indicated.
According to legal experts, in such a situation the accountability court may separate the case of the present accused or deem those absent as absconders.
Earlier, before her departure for Islamabad from London on Sunday, Maryam Nawaz said that the so-called accountability of her family continuing for the past over one year was not for justice but for revenge.
Both were given bail in lieu of surety bonds of Rs. 50,000.
The NAB authorities had to seek help of the Islamabad police when the charged workers of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N lay down in front of the NAB vehicle carrying Capt Safdar.
"These trials will last till the day of judgement unless something emerges in which he (Nawaz Sharif) or anyone from his family is caught", she said.
"We are not among those who worry about arrests", the Dawn quoted Maryam, as saying. She said judicial system of Pakistan will be tested by her. She criticised the judges for disqualifying her father in the Panama Papers case.
Maryam Nawaz said questions will be raised when a case filed on Panama Leaks ended on Iqama (work permit) and that the judges have to answer these questions. Those who have sent representatives of 200 million people home should also be held accountable as per law, she held. The court accepted the plea. On the previous hearing the court had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against them yet they skipped the hearing on Monday. The cases were filed after the July 28 verdict by the Supreme Court which disqualified Sharif. She said Pakistani laws could not be imposed on Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz.