Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has been set free two months after he began a 10-year sentence for corruption. The Islamabad High Court suspended the sentences of Sharif and his daughter.
A court in Pakistan has handed a jail term to former PM Nawaz Sharif in a Panama Papers corruption case. Some analysts say the verdict will give Pakistan's powerful military more behind-the-scenes influence on politics.
Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away after a battle with cancer, according to a family member. Her husband and daughter are currently jailed in Pakistan on corruption charges.
Lawyers for Pakistan's jailed former premier say he is appealing his 10-year jail term on corruption charges. Nawaz Sharif was locked upon returning to the country last week ahead of hotly contested general elections.
Former Pakistani PM Sharif has been arrested after landing in Pakistan. The arrest comes as the deadliest attack in the election campaign killed 130 people, including a candidate, in southwestern Baluchistan province.
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