Nawaz Sharif is the only Pakistani leader to have become the prime minister of the country three times. He has been previously removed from office by the presidency, a military coup and an accountability court. Can he come back again?
Reports said the court suspended the 10-year sentence for Sharif and the seven-year term given to his daughter Maryam Nawaz over corrupt practices linked to his family's ownership of upscale London flats.
Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif, 68, died after months in a coma. She was diagnosed with lymphoma last year.
Members of the new assembly sworn in and plan to elect the speaker and deputy speaker of the house. Imran Khan, former cricket star and leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, says it enjoys the backing of 180 lawmakers in the 342-seat assembly.
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Although there has been no official reason given for the detentions, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) says it is an attempt to stifle the party's ability to launch street protests ahead of Nawaz Sharif's return from London.
Mohammad Safdar, the son–in-law of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was given a one-year jail term on corruption charges.
Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam, widely seen as his political heir, gets a seven-year term for her involvement in the corruption case that centred around the purchase of luxury flats in London.
Sharif was disqualified from his post as Prime Minister by the Supreme Court in July for not declaring a source of income that he disputes receiving.
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