A Pakistani court has postponed the indictment of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a week after his children, who are co-defendants in the case, did not appear in court.

The court on Monday set Oct. 9 for the indictments against Sharif, his two sons, daughter and son in-law.

Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha, an attorney and lawmaker from Sharif's party, says Sharif's children are in London with their ailing mother who is undergoing treatment for throat cancer. Sharif was present in the court.

The Sharifs face a graft case ordered by the Supreme Court following an investigation into documents leaked from a Panama law firm indicating that Sharif and the others had undisclosed assets.

The Supreme Court disqualified Sharif in July, forcing him to step down. Sharif has denied any wrongdoing.