Islamabad (Online News): The The Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the sentences of former prime minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaza and son-in-law Capt. (R) Safdar and ordered their release from Adila Jail on September 19, 2018.
The Accountability Court awarded 10-year sentence for Nawaz Sharif and the seven-year sentence to his daughter Maryam Nawaz over corrupt practices linked to his family’s ownership of upscale Avenfield flats in London in July. The Sharif family had challenged this verdict in the Islamabad High Court.
The suspension of the Accountability Court decision has infused a new life in the dejected supporters of Pakistan Muslim League (N) who started distribution of sweats in joy and congratulated each other to celebrate the release of their leader from jail.
The Muslim League leadership has termed it as an historic decision which has revealed the flaws of the country’s justince system. According to senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, it is the moral victory of his party’s leaders and termed the decision as historic. Kh Asif thanked the Almighty and said the truth has prevailed.
Hamza Shahbaz Sharif welcomed the decision of the IHC and highlighted that NAB was not able to answer their questions.
The PPP leadership has also commented on this decision in favour of the Nawaz Sharif. Acording to Qamar Zaman Kaira, “When the Avenfield verdict first came out, it was already expected that if there is an appeal in the case, the Sharif family might be set free. This is not unexpected as Nawaz Sharif has always been given relief in the past, same is the case today. We will know more once the detailed verdict comes out.”