In a development seen by some as a blow to current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, another former PM's corruption case appears to have collapsed.
The allegations against Shahbaz Sharif, and his son Hamza, were reportedly made during Khan's administration.
The case accused the Sharifs of laundering millions of dollars in rupees, but their defense team argued that the case was "totally baseless and politically motivated.
" Shahbaz Sharif, who is a former chief minister of Punjab province, is seen as an opposition leader who could challenge Khan in the next election.
Some political analysts have noted that Khan has been using legal proceedings against opposition leaders to undermine them since coming into power in 2018.
However, Khan's government promised to hold corrupt leaders accountable and has been dogged in pursuing these cases.
The recent acquittal of Shahbaz Sharif and his son is another example of the difficulties prosecutors have faced while trying to convict prominent politicians of corruption.
The case had been closely watched by local and international media, and the verdict to acquit the Sharifs has been met with mixed reactions.
Shahbaz Sharif's lawyer called the case "totally baseless and politically motivated" while news outlets covering the story have focused on the ramifications for Pakistan's political future.