New Delhi: Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz’s jail term in the Panama Papers corruption case.
Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Mohammad Safdar’s jail term in the same case has also been suspended. The court has granted the PML-N leaders bail and they will be released on Wednesday as soon as the formalities are completed, said a report in Pakistani newspaper Dawn.
A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court heard the petitions filed by the Sharifs and Safdar, challenging their conviction related to the purchase of luxury flats in London, Geo News reported.
Sharif, Maryam and Safdar were also directed to submit bail bonds worth Rs 500,000.
According to reports, as soon as the court issued its order, loud cheers from Sharifs’ supporters rang across the courtroom.
The Sharifs were out on parole owing to the passing away of Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom, who had