Nawaz, Maryam to meet their counsels at Adiala jail today

Nawaz, Maryam to meet their counsels at Adiala jail today

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will meet their counseld today (Saturday) at Adiala jail, where the duo is currently serving their prison sentence following their conviction in a corruption reference.

Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris and Maryam’s lawyer Amjad Pervaiz are scheduled to meet with their clients at 11am.

On Thursday, a pre-arranged meeting between the lawyers and the father-daughter duo was cancelled by authorities at Adiala jail.

Haris and Advocate Pervaiz were notified via phone that their meeting had been cancelled upon arriving at the jail on July 19.

The lawyers were also told by jail authorities that they would be informed of a new time for the meeting later. The meeting was later scheduled for today.

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine in the Avenfield corruption reference by an accountability court earlier this month.