Captain (Retd) Safdar released on bail hours after his arrest


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Captain (Retd) Safdar arrested from Karachi hotel

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A judicial magistrate in Karachi granted bail to Captain (retd) Safdar hours after his arrest from a hotel in the morning. The court directed the accused Captain (retd) Safdar, the son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on surety bonds of Rs. 100,000. The court ordered the release of Safdar on his counsel’s application.

“[Safdar] and I will be leaving Karachi together because just now Marriyum Aurangzeb has told me that he has been granted bail,” Maryam Nawaz, the PMLN Vice President said.

Maryam had tweeted early Monday morning that her husband retired Captain Mohammad Safdar had been arrested by the police from their hotel in Karachi.

Sindh Police arrested Captain (retd) Safdar, the son-in-law of the former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif from a Karachi hotel on Monday morning. The arrest comes in the aftermath of a case registered by Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) legislators against Maryam Nawaz and Captain (R) Safdar for violating the sanctity of Quaid’s mausoleum.

PML N leader Maryam Nawaz shared a video on her Twitter claiming that police barged into her hotel room arresting Captain (R) Safdar. “Police broke my room and arrested Safdar”, she tweeted.

Meanwhile, PTI Sindh MPA Khurram Sher Zaman shared on his social media account that after 10 hours of the PML-N leaders’ visit to the Quaid’s mausoleum the police had registered a case against them. Local PML-N leader Malik Altaf alleged that PML-N leaders were manhandled by the police and they were not allowed to meet Capt (retd) Safdar. Lawmakers and leaders of PTI had approached the police on Sunday for the registration of a case against PML-N leadership, accusing the latter of violating the sanctity of the Quaid’s mausoleum.

PTI MPAs Raja Azhar Khan, Haleem Adil Sheikh and others from the party submitted an application at the Brigade police station, asking the police to register a case against PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz, Captain Safdar, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Ali Akbar Gujjar and approximately 200 others.

Captain (Retd) Safdar arrested from Karachi hotel

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