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Sharif, Maryam appeal to be filed on Monday

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The lawyers of Pakistan's former and his daughter will file appeal against the order convicting them in the Avenfield Corruption case. Sharif's lawyers on Saturday were in in Rawalpindi, where the two have been lodged, to get the legal papers signed by Sharif and

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

Sharif was awarded ten years in jail while his daughter got eight years of imprisonment along with others ahead of the in on July 25. Sharifs have been accused of failing to disclose the source of income for purchase of luxury apartments in

Sharif and his daughter have been lodged in from claimed that Sharif, a heart patient, was denied access to his personal doctor. According to media reports, Sharif and were given 'B' Class facilities in the with airconditioners, televisions, etc.

According to Samaa TV, (NAB) and a police took Sharif and Maryam first to Sihala Police Training College Rest before shifting him to later. The was declared a sub-jail through a notification and of the and of NAB prosecution team had reached the judicial complex.

While on his way back to from Abu Dhabi, Sharif during a conversation with a co-passenger said Pakistan has been into a battlefield and there was a question mark on the credibility of the ensuing elections. "Do you think we are going to worry about NAB now?" he said while adding that he is going to take this fight to its last level till democracy is restored in the country. According to Pakistani newspaper The News, Sharif had termed the conviction as "blind revenge," and an attempt to keep him away from the political process of Pakistan.

"I was imprisoned at during (Pervez) Musharraf's reign. The incarceration during which I could not even see outside of the window of my cell after it was covered with black paper. I was subjected to torture and humiliation for several months," Sharif told The News while adding that the situation today was not different than that of Musharraf era.

About his present case he told the newspaper: "This was neither a case nor there is a verdict. This is a game of blind revenge, which is continuing. There is no case against me, there never was. The whole case was started to fix politics and to take me out because I wanted a stronger democracy.

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 15:29 IST
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