The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference and ordered their release, Geo News reported.
A two-judge bench gave the judgment on petitions filed by former premier Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and son-in-law Safdar challenging the Avenfield verdict against them.
The Judges read the judgment and suspended the sentences handed to the three by accountability court judge Mohammad Bashir on July 6.
Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar were sentenced to 11 years, eight years and one year, respectively, in prison in the Avenfield properties reference.
Ordering their release, the two-judge bench directed the former premier, his daughter and son-in-law to submit bail bonds worth Rs.500,000 each.
The sentences will remain suspended till the final adjudication of the appeals filed by the petitioners.