Pakistan court frees ousted prime minister Sharif and daughter

19 Sep 2018, 16:22 | updated: 19 Sep 2018, 16:28

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Nawaz Sharif (R), former Prime Minister gestures to supporters as his daughter Maryam Nawaz looks on during party's workers convention in Islamabad, Pakistan June 4, 2018. (Reuters File Photo)

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the sentences handed to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference.

The court was hearing the appeals by the Sharifs and Capt Safdar against the verdict announced by the accountability court on July 6 and have accepted their petitions, suspending their sentences in the meantime. PML-N workers present in the courtroom started cheering as the verdict was announced, reports

Following the suspension, Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar will be released from jail after completion of formalities on Wednesday.