Pakistan court frees ousted prime minister Sharif and daughter
19 Sep 2018, 16:22 | updated: 19 Sep 2018, 16:28
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 dawn.com.
Following the suspension, Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar will be released from jail after completion of formalities on Wednesday.