Pakistan’s Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was released from jail on Wednesday after Supreme Court granted him six weeks’ bail to receive medical treatment without “leaving the country”.
According to the Dawn, Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven years in prison by an accountability court in Al-Azizia reference case last year, left Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail around 12:30 pm.
The three-judge bench led by Pakistan’s Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa announced the judgement in the former’s prime minister’s favour.
While reading out the order, Khosa said that Nawaz Sharif will have to surrender himself to the jail authorities after termination of his bail period.
Hours before his release, Nawaz daughter, Maryam Nawaz tweeted, “Insha’Allah, MNS [Mian Nawaz Sharif] will be home soon. Want to take this opportunity to thank Allah and then every PMLN supporter. You guys were instrumental in keeping my spirits and hopes high. I have no words to express my gratitude. May Allah bless you all profusely. Ameen.”
Insha’Allah, MNS will be home soon. Want to take this opportunity to thank Allah & then every PMLN supporter. You guys were instrumental in keeping my spirits & hopes high. I have no words to express my gratitude. May Allah bless you all profusely. Ameen.
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) 26 March 2019
Earlier in March, Sharif had moved the Supreme Court against a decision by the Islamabad High Court, rejecting his bail application in connection with Al-Azizia reference case.