The Hush Post: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law’s jail sentence has been suspended. The sentence has been suspended by a top Pakistani court.
A two-judge bench of the Islamabad high court heard the petitions filed by former PM Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar. Through the petition, they had challenged their conviction related to the purchase of luxury flats in London.
Justice Athar Minallah read the judgment and suspended the sentences handed to them by accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir.
Earlier, Sharif, his daughter Maryam and Safdar were sentenced to 11 years, eight and one years in jail. The sentence was pertaining to corruption in the Avenfield properties case. Sharif, Maryam and Safdar were also directed to submit bail bonds worth Rs 5 lakh each.
Just last month, Nawaz Sharif lost his wife Kulsoom Sharif after a long battle with cancer. They were then given parole to carry out the last rites of Kulsoom.