Sindh police acted according to law: Murad Ali Shah
CM Sindh, Murad Ali Shah addressing a press conference in Karachi: Photo grabbed from TV screen

Sindh police acted according to law: Murad Ali Shah

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday said the ‘police did their work’ as per the law to book and arrest the Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader, Captain (R) Safdar.

Murad Ali Shah was addressing a press conference along with senior members of his cabinet a day after Safdar was arrested from his hotel room in Karachi, where he had arrived along with his wife, PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz, to attend the second anti-government rally under the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) banner.

On October 18 — the day of the rally in Karachi — Safdar had visited the Quaid’s mausoleum along with party workers and Maryam, where he jumped inside the perimeter of Quaid’s resting place and raised slogans, a move that had drawn widespread criticism.

The next day, he was arrested by police from his hotel room on charges of violating the sanctity of Jinnah’s mausoleum and hurling murder threats at some individuals. Safdar was later released on bail the same day.

Shah clarified, however, that he was not trying to justify Safdar’s behaviour at the Quaid’s mausoleum and that the “inappropriate” incident that took place there merited action, which would have been taken according to the law.

PTI legislators used Quaid’s mausoleum to file a case: Shah 

But, he went on to add, the PTI lawmakers used the Quaid’s mausoleum to file a case under Section 506-B (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code, which the police accepted.

“First, a PTI MPA files a request at the police station. Officials explained to him that you can’t do this and also explained the process to him. Then another MPA comes and files another request. He is again told the procedure,” Shah said.

Sindh police acted according to law: Murad Ali Shah

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