PML-N chief Maryam Nawaz, whereas recalling the sequence of occasions from final night time at a information convention on Monday, mentioned that she didn’t assume for a second that the occasion or the Sindh authorities had instructed police to arrest her husband.
“I am telling the nation that I did not even feel for a second that these were Sindh government’s actions,” mentioned Maryam. She additionally dismissed the notion that the arrest would result in divisions between the PPP and PDM.
“You can be a fool, but we are not kids and we understand everything and what game is being played and what the aim is. I did not think for a second that PPP was behind it [arrest],” mentioned Maryam. She added that the PDM was alert and knew that such issues will occur.
Talking concerning the arrest, Maryam mentioned that she and her husband slept after Fajr as they’d come late from final night time’s PDM rally.
“At around 6:15 someone started banging our door. We were sleeping,” mentioned Maryam. The PML-N vice chairman mentioned that she felt that the noise might be as a result of building actions taking place close by.
“I heard the same noise after one or two minutes. I told Safdar that someone is banging on our door,” mentioned Maryam. She added that when her husband opened the door, police officers outdoors informed him that they have been right here to arrest him.
The PML-N chief mentioned that her husband had informed police he’ll change and are available out. She added that they heard that somebody was breaking down the room’s door once more.
“They broke the security latch and came inside the room. I was in bed and Safdar said do not come inside, I will come outside. I’m taking my medicine,” mentioned Maryam.
Maryam mentioned that police, nevertheless, ignored his request and arrested him anyway.
Witness absconding terrorism costs, claims Maryam
Sharing particulars concerning the witness within the case that led to Captain Safdar’s arrest, Maryam aleged that the witness, Waqas Ahmed Khan, was absconding from terrorism costs.
“Why are the witnesses the same in the cases you file?” she requested, referring to a sedition case filed earlier towards the PML-N management, questioning why folks in such instances had a “criminal record”.
“You find such people. An honest man will never come forward in such things and these people [with records] will be picked up,” Maryam mentioned.
She additionally questioned why sedition, terrorism and demise menace instances are registered towards PDM leaders.
“Thousands of people were present there. Will someone understand this death threat among thousands of people? Why would anyone give death threats [there]?” requested Maryam.
Maryam additionally mentioned that there was nothing fallacious with the “vote ko izzat do” (give respect to vote) slogan, including that the identical phrases had been utilized by the Quaid-e-Azam.
“Vote ko izzat do is not a slogan which disrespects anyone. I know very well who is afraid of vote ko izzat do and afraid of Madar-e-Millat Zindabad (long live the mother of the nation),” mentioned Maryam. She added that those that have a difficulty with this slogan are those who got here to energy by stealing the folks’s mandate.
The PML-N chief additionally revealed that her husband Captain Safdar was “getting threats since a long time”, including that the individuals who have been threatening him have been telling him that “they will not” depart him.
“And this was coming from the very highest level,” claimed Maryam. She challenged the authorities that they need to arrest her quite than “blackmailing” her by means of the folks which might be her family.
“The world has seen your face right now. I do know the entire story [but I am not sharing] as a result of an investigation is occurring. Murad Ali Shah has informed me every thing and I do know what occurred right here,” mentioned Maryam.
“When you don’t think from the brain and think from [a position of] power then you make these mistakes,” mentioned Maryam.
“You exposed yourself completely. You made our work easy,” mentioned Maryam. She additionally said that Nawaz Sharif’s stance was vindicated that there was a “state above the state”, saying that “Nawaz Sharif said the truth”.
Maryam additionally mentioned that she’s going to depart Karachi together with her husband after receiving information that he was granted bail by the court docket.
Captain Safdar’s arrest a ‘deliberate conspiracy’: Fazl
PDM chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman claimed that the inspector normal of Sindh police was held hostage and compelled to register the case towards the PML-N chief Captain Safdar.
“When IG Police refused to act against them [PML-N leaders] in his own home. He was arrested. And he was held hostage in the office of powers that be for four hours and was forced to register an FIR,” alleged the JUI-F chief in the identical press convention.
“Now you tell me who is in power,” requested Fazl. He added that the Sindh authorities has clarified its perspective and mentioned that CM Murad Ali Shah was not knowledgeable concerning the motion.
The PDM chairman additionally questioned what the respect of the lady was thought of in a society, saying that such therapy was not meted out to a lady in any “respectable country”.
Fazl referred to the incident as “bullying”, including that politicians had come out to “protest within the ambit of the law”.
The PDM Chairman mentioned that the arrest was a deliberate “conspiracy” in Karachi to create “divisions” between the PPP and PDM. He added that the presence of PPP management in right now’s press convention had “failed” the conspiracy.
“They say that hooliganism was done at the Mazar-e-Quaid. We can show you clips when PTI workers on the same shrine did the same. Did they not see the disrespect then?” requested Fazl.
The PDM chairman additionally requested the place the witness within the case heard the “death threat” within the shouting throughout all of the commotion. He added that the platform will even share particulars concerning the witness beneath whose title the FIR was registered.
“This is an attack on the whole PDM not just on Maryam,” mentioned Fazl.