Maryam Nawaz meets Sharif for first time since arrest

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Maryam Nawaz meets Sharif for first time since arrest
Pakistani former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, left, addresses a ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of nuclear tests by Pakistan, with his daughter Maryam Nawaz in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, May 28, 2018. Pakistan conducted the nuclear tests during Sharif's previous term as prime minister on May 28, 1998 as a response, to the nuclear tests by its arch-rival neighbor, India. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Rawalpindi:  Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter met him for the first time on Thursday after both were arrested last week in a corruption case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said.

Addressing the media outside the Adiala Jail where the three-time Premier, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar Awan are jailed after their conviction in the Avenfield properties case, Rasheed said that he and other party leaders met the Sharif family earlier in the day, Geo News reported.

He said the father-daughter duo met for the first time on Thursday since their arrest, which he said was against jail norms. The senator claimed that the incarcerated Sharif family was in the exact same spirits as they were before being jailed.

Sharing a message from the Sharif family, Rasheed said no jail sentence can stop them from achieving their goal and asked the people to vote for their party in the July 25 general elections.

Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in jail while his daughter received a seven-year term in the London properties case last week. His son-in-law got one-year jail.