Islamabad court orders release of Maryam and Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad court orders release of Maryam and Nawaz Sharif
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended the sentences of the former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt Safdar.

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Sharif were arrested in July in the Avenfield properties corruption case that came to for after being leaked in the Panama Papers investigation, in which Sharif was awarded 10 years in jail and his daughter Maryam was given seven years in the same case.

The IHC accepted the appeals by them against the verdict announced by the accountability which convicted them on July 06 in the corruption case. The Court has earlier reserved the verdict after both sides concluded their arguments.

Judge Athar Minallah issued an initial order that even if the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor does not conclude his arguments, a verdict will be announced on the pleas.

Justice Athar then remarked “This is an important case and it would have been great if we concluded it today. We will take a whole day for this case.”

They were out on parole owing to the passing away of Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom, who had been suffering from cancer,