KARACHI – Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) on Monday condemned the arrest of retired Captain Muhammad Safdar, PML-N chief and son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, stating that it was a conspiracy to create variations among the many joint opposition.

“This was not attack just on Maryam Nawaz but on entire PDM. Those unknown people (who detained Safdar) are known to everyone,” the PDM leaders stated whereas addressing a press convention following the arrest of Captain (retired) Safdar.

Earlier, Jamiat Ulema Islam Chief Fazlur Rehman presided over the assembly which was attended by Maryam Nawaz, Akhtar Mangal, Owais Shah Noorani, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Mian Iftikhar, Marriyum Aurangzaib and different opposition leaders at a neighborhood resort.

Whereas addressing new convention, Maulana Fazlur Rehman stated that Captain (retd) Safdar was arrested when he was staying alongside along with his spouse at a resort. “The law enforcers broke the door of their room. Is this the way we respect women in our society,” he requested.

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He stated that Sindh authorities was not behind the arrest including that Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was completely unaware in regards to the incident “which shows who is ruling” the province. He was of the view that the federal authorities’s days have been numbered because it was utilizing techniques often the rulers used of their previous few days.

The PDM chief stated he talked to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari whereas senior PPP chief Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Provincial Info Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah are additionally current within the press convention which exhibits that the federal government had didn’t create variations amongst the joint opposition.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz stated that Sindh Inspector Basic was pressured by safety officers to signal arrest warrants of Captain (retd) Safdar.

She stated the arrest was pre-planned and aimed toward creating variations amongst the PDM events. “It was not felt at any instance that Sindh government was behind the arrest. We are not children (to indulge in differences) and understand why this game was being played and who is behind that.”

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Maryam claimed the provincial police chief was advised that he simply needed to signal the arrest warrants. However after the signatures, the IG was advised that police must arrest Safdar.

“We were sleeping after Fajr prayer and around 6:00am someone started knocking our door. When Safdar opened the door, the policemen said they came to arrest him on which my husband replied he will come outside. But they (policemen) turned down Safdar’s request and restarted knocking the door and even they broke the door open to arrest him,” she added.

Maryam stated her husband was getting life threats since lengthy from “high levels”, including that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz weren’t going to take a seat idle owing to such threats. The PML-N Vice President was of the view that she can’t be blackmailed by arrests and victimisation of her beloved ones. “I am here. If you have courage come and arrest me,” she stated.

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The PPP chief Raja Pervaiz Ashraf additionally condemned the arrest and stated that Sindh Chief Minister was not knowledgeable in regards to the arrest. A committee has been shaped to probe the incident, he stated.

In the meantime, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari telephoned Maryam and expressed sympathies over arrest of her husband. A spokesman for Bilawal Home stated that the Chairman condemned Captain (retd) Safdar’s arrest and termed it in opposition to custom of Sindh province as Maryam and her husband have been their visitors. He stated that the Sindh authorities was not intimated in regards to the arrest. “Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah is directed to carry out impartial inquiry into the incident,” Bilawal added.

Alternatively, Sindh Police on its official Twitter account termed the arrest as “according to law.”

“The arrest of Captain (r) Safdar was done according to law and the investigation will be impartial. Due process will be followed in all respect,” the division tweeted within the afternoon.

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Later within the day, a Judicial Justice of the Peace granted bail to retired Captain Safdar in a case pertaining to breaching sanctity of mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in opposition to surety bonds of Rs 100,000. Safdar was booked together with different 200 PML-N employees at Brigade Police Station of district East below part 6, eight and 10 of The Quaid-Azam’s Mazar (Safety and Upkeep Ordinance) 1971 learn with sections 427 and 506-B of Pakistan Penal Code on criticism of a citizen Waqas Ahmed Khan.

Maryam alongside together with her husband and different get together leaders visited the Quaid’s mausoleum forward of PDM’s public gathering in Karachi on Sunday to supply Fateha. Quickly after Fateha, the get together employees and Captain (retd) Safdar chanted slogans “Vote Ko Izzat Do” (Honour the vote) and “Madir-e-Millat Zindabad” (Lengthy Dwell Mom of Nation) slogans. They saved chanting slogans for at the very least a few minutes till the management left the mausoleum.

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Based on the FIR, Captain (retired) Safdar together with round 200 employees violated sanctity of mausoleum and hurled life threats when he tried to cease them from doing so.