Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison
September 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been released from prison, two months after he began a 10-year jail sentence for corruption.
The release came hours after a court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter Maryam, who were jailed shortly before July’s general election.
Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lost to Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) later that month.
The decision came during the Sharifs’ appeal. They have denied wrongdoing.
Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law Safdar Awan were reportedly “showered” with rose petals by supporters as their convoy left Adiala jail, according to Pakistani news site Dawn.
It is thought the three will now fly to Lahore.
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Their release comes just a week after Sharif’s wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, died from cancer in London.
They were briefly allowed out of prison in Rawalpindi to attend her funeral in Lahore before being imprisoned again.