In a crucial international development, a Pakistan court today ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter.
The court has suspended their jail sentences that had been given in a corruption case.
This will imply that former premiere Nawaz Sharif and the seven-year term given to his daughter Maryam Nawaz over corrupt practices linked to his family’s ownership of upscale London flats will now remain suspended.
This comes as Sharif and his daughter got temporarily released from prison to attend funeral services for his wife, Kulsoom.
Kulsoom died of cancer in London recently.
Both said they had broken no law and there was no proof the residences were purchased with money from corruption.
The father and daughter left Kulsoom’s bedside to return to Pakistan to rally their followers ahead of a July 25 general election. Both were arrested on arrival and have been imprisoned since.>