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

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –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.

The car carrying Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law Safdar Awan was showered with rose petals by supporters as their convoy left Adiala jail.

The three then flew to Lahore, where they were met by more jubilant supporters.

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