Islamabad: Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison on Wednesday, hours after a top court suspended their sentences in a major corruption case that wrecked their political career.
In a relief to the still-grieving Sharif family, a two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court suspended the jail sentences of the embattled former prime minister Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption case and ordered their release.
Sharif’s younger brother and President of his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif and other party leaders meet the former premier at the high-security Adiala Prison before he was released, Geo News reported.
Shehbaz, along with party leaders, met Nawaz in the office of the jail superintendent. During the meeting, Sharif said, “I have not done anything wrong; my conscience is satisfied.”
Sharif told party leaders that Almighty Allah favours what is