Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar were convicted in July by an anti-corruption court of not being able to prove the source of assets used to purchase a set of upmarket London flats.
Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar were released from Adiala prison Wednesday evening after the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences in the Avenfield corruption reference. The shocking verdict left everyone talking online and most were very unhappy.
Justice Miangul Hassan and Justice Athar Minallah gave the decision on the plea submitted by Nawaz Sharif and family in the Avenfield case. The court also fined Nawaz Sharif and Maryam 8 million and 2 million Pounds respectively.
While supporters of Sharif broke out in exuberant celebrations, reaction online was quite different. The Sharif family's lawyers will now have to establish that their clients had been initially sentenced on invalid grounds to substantiate this interim relief.
In opposition, Khan was a vocal supporter of the legal cases that saw the Supreme Court removed Sharif from office.
Sharif's release comes a week after the death aged 68 of Kulsoom, his wife of 47 years, who had been battling cancer in a London hospital.
28 July, 2017: Supreme Court declares Sharif disqualified from office for not declaring income from a company in United Arab Emirates, which was not in original Panama Papers revelations.
The development is the latest twist in a series of court cases involving the former prime minister, beginning with his ouster from office previous year in the Panama Papers verdict to facing multiple corruption references in the accountability court.
Another supporter in the crowd, Naveed Abbasi, said he is convinced Sharif was a victim of conspiracy but that, " God willing, the people will make Nawaz Sharif again the prime minister ... for a record fourth time".
"Justice has been served, and I congratulate Nawaz Sharif's supporters", former Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, a staunch Sharif ally, said outside the courtroom, where supporters chanted pro-Sharif slogans.