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Sharif's lawyers to appeal against sentence on Monday

July 14, 2018 17:08

The lawyers of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam will file appeal against the Accountability Courtorder convicting them in the Avenfield Corruption case.

Sharif's lawyers on Saturday were in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, where the two have been lodged, to get the legal papers signed by Sharif and Maryam.

Since there was no time to reach court on Saturday, the appeal will now be filed in the court on Monday, the last day for filing appeal against the order that was delivered on July 6 by the Islamabad Accountability Court.

Sharif was awarded 10 years in jail while his daughter got 7 years of imprisonment along with others ahead of the general elections in Pakistan on July 25.    -- ANI

IMAGE: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits on a plane after landing at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore on Friday. Photograph: Drazen Jorgic/Reuters

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