Pakistan court orders release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter


Pakistan court orders release of Nawaz Sharif, daughter

Pakistan's high court on Wednesday ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter after suspending their jail sentences in a corruption case.

The decision comes as part of an appeals process they had lodged.

In July, an accountability court had handed a 10-year sentence to Sharif and seven-year term to his daughter Maryam Nawaz over corrupt practices related to the ownership of four luxury properties in London.

Sharif was briefly released earlier this month to attend his wife's funeral.