The accountability court adjourned the hearing of corruption case against the Sharif family, when Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) lawyers and supporters created ruckus as Maryam Nawaz and Captain Muhammad Safdar (retd) arrived in court.
As the court was about to begin the proceedings, lawyers started protesting in the court room of Judge Muhammad Bashir against security arrangements which had "restricted their movement in the court premises".
They were also present during the previous hearing. It was announced that the indictment will be heard on the day.
The references against the Sharif family pertain to the Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metals Establishment, their London properties and over dozen offshore companies owned by the family.
Maryam and Safdar reached the court to attend the hearing amid tight security but the court could not indict them due to the clash between security forces and lawyers.
The court has also separated the trials of Nawaz's sons, Hasan and Hussain, who have not shown up for a single hearing as they are in London.
The court during the hearing on October 9 chose to separate the trial of Sharif's sons Hussain and Hassan from Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law.
However, NAB Deputy Prosecutor General Chaudhry Khaliquz Zaman had told Dawn that Nawaz could not be indicted till he appeared in court.
He stated Maryam and he wanted to travel to London to see his mother-in-law Begum Kulsoom Nawaz undergoing treatment for throat cancer.
In the notice, both the respondents have been directed to appear before the court within 30 days.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had registered three cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, 67, his family members and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the Islamabad Accountability Court after the Supreme Court disqualified him as prime minister on July 28.
NAB's Rawalpindi branch prepared references regarding the Azizia Steel Mills and almost a dozen companies and made Nawaz Sharif and his sons respondents.
If convicted, the accused may face up to 14 years imprisonment and lifelong disqualification from holding public office including the freezing of bank accounts and assets.