Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, gives a press conference. AP/PTI (AP28-09-2020_000231B)

Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Monday alleged that the police barged into her lodge room in Karachi and arrested her husband and deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar.

“Police broke my room door at the hotel I was staying at in Karachi and arrested Capt Safdar,” mentioned Maryam, who addressed a big anti-government rally within the port metropolis on Sunday.

She mentioned she was asleep when the police “barged in” her lodge room the place he was staying along with her husband.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) minister Ali Zaidi, nevertheless, refuted her declare, saying “Maryam (is) once again lying that the hotel door was broken.” Safdar, who’s being stored on the Aziz Bhatti police station, was arrested a day after he raised slogans on the Quaid’s (Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah) mausoleum earlier than the second rally of Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) – an alliance of 11 opposition events.

It is anticipated that Safdar can be offered earlier than a courtroom.

The arrest comes after a primary info report (FIR) was registered in opposition to Maryam, Safdar and 200 others for violating the sanctity of the Quaid’s mausoleum, Dawn information reported.

The complainant, Waqas Ahmed, alleged that the PML-N leaders, together with 200 of their followers, reached the Quaid’s grave the place Safdar jumped over the grill surrounding it.

The complainant mentioned that he tried to cease him from doing so however Safdar “got out of control” and began threatening him and his fellows that he would kill them, based on the report.

Safdar later broken authorities property earlier than leaving the location together with his followers, it alleged.

“My complaint is that Safdar and his cohort violated the sanctity of the Quaid’s mausoleum and his grave. A case [should be] registered against him for raising political slogans inside the mausoleum complex, death threats against me and for damaging government property,” based on the complainant.


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