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Lawyers meet jailed Sharifs, discuss appeal against conviction

By oneindia staff

Islamabad, July 22: Lawyers for Pakistan's jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and his son-in-law, met them to discuss the appeal against their conviction.

Sharif, 68, and his daughter Maryam, 44, were arrested in Lahore on July 13 on their arrival from London after an accountability court found them guilty over his family's ownership of four luxury flats in London. They were later taken to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Lawyers meet jailed Sharifs, discuss appeal against conviction

Both Sharif and Maryam have been sentenced by the court to 10 and seven years in prison, respectively, for corruption charges. Maryam's husband Muhammad Safdar was jailed for one year.

But all of them lodged appeals in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against their conviction and the court after initial hearing on Monday adjourned the case till the last week of this month.

Counsel Amjad Pervaiz, a member of their legal team, said they met with Sharif, Maryam and Safdar and discussed legal matters.

He said Sharif was in good health but the former premier complained that facilities they deserved were not provided to them.

Pervaiz also said Safdar had some health issues.

Safdar is a heart patient and his medical record is available. He doesn't want to opt for any other medical facility than the one in jail, nor does Maryam," he said.

Earlier, the legal team was not given access to the Sharifs and their meeting on July 18 was cancelled.

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