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Pakistan's ex-prime minister appeals sentence for graft

Jan 01, 2019 - Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appealed his conviction and prison sentence handed down by an Islamabad anti-graft tribunal last week.

Sharif's lawyer Khawaja Haris says he is seeking the suspension of the Dec. 24 ruling that sentenced the country's three-time premier to seven years for failing to disclose how his family set up the Al-Azizia Steel Mills in Saudi Arabia.

Haris filed the appeal on Tuesday.

Sharif, who was removed from power in 2...