Nawaz Sharif: Ex-PM and daughter released from Pakistan prison

_103493826_3a20a5f4-447e-4611-9244-eaf71cdf3669Source: BBC News

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.

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