New Delhi: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz were released from jail on Wednesday evening after the Islamabad High Court suspended their jail term in the Panama Papers corruption case.
Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Mohammad Safdar was also released after the court suspended his jail term as well. The court has granted the PML-N leaders bail.
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.
Sharif’s younger brother and President of PML-N, Shehbaz Sharif and other party leaders met the former premier at the high-security Adiala Prison before he was released, Geo News reported.