Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Senator Pervez Rasheed , said on Monday that Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and captain (retired) Safdar should be relieved like Zardari and Faryal Talpur. 

Pervez Rasheed was talking to media persons outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC), he said, "The court earlier upheld that no candidate should be barred from participating in the electoral process till the July 25 polls are over and this was the basis on which Zardari and Talpur were granted relief."

He continued, "Nawaz, Maryam, Capt (retd) Safdar and Qamar-ul-Islam Raja should be granted the same relief. Injustice was done to Qamar-ul-Islam Raja in favour of Chaudhry Nisar."

Moreover, Maryam Nawaz's lawyer, Amjad Pervaiz, also talked to media, he said, "The accountability court's verdict is in contradiction with the law and declaring it void would serve justice." 

Pervez added, "Our case is very strong and on merit. We are right and we hope to get some relief."

Earlier, on July 16, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar Awan filed an appeal against the Avenfield reference verdict in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday.

The appeal highlighted the legal flaws in the Avenfield verdict and  pleaded to nullify the Accountability Court's verdict. Moreover, it [the appeal] further demands the release of three convicts on bail. 

Prior to this, the Accountability Court had sentenced Nawaz to a total of 11 years in prison and imposed  a fine of £8 million (Rs1.3 billion) in the corruption reference meanwhile his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years in prison along with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million).

In addition, Nawaz's son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar was given a one-year sentence without any fine.

Earlier, on July 13, Nawaz and Maryam reached Pakistan. Upon their arrival, they were arrested in Lahore and shifted to Adiala Jail in separate convoys. Before that, Safdar was arrested on July 9 and shifted to Adiala jail.