Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz challenged the Accountability Court's verdict against them in the Islamabad High Court today.

All three family members, according to sources, have given their power of attorney to Khawaja Haris — Nawaz's counsel during the over-nine-month trial in the accountability court — who will file the appeals today.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam were sentenced on Friday July 6, to 11 and eight years in prison and slapped £8-million and £2-million fines, respectively in the Avenfield properties reference verdict.

Whereas, Nawaz's son-in-law, Capt (retired) Safdar, received a one-year prison sentence.

Prior to this,  Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz announced to return back to Pakistan on Friday (July 13).