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Actions of Captain (retd) Safdar at Quaid’s tomb were inappropriate: Ghani

Actions of Captain (retd) Safdar at Quaid’s tomb were inappropriate: Ghani
October 19, 2020

KARACHI (92 News) – Reacting to Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar’s arrest from a Karachi hotel, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani actions of Captain (r) Safdar at Quaid-e-Azam’s tomb were inappropriate; however, the arrest of the PML-N leader was not ordered by Sindh government.

Reacting to PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz’s tweet in which she said police barged in her hotel room and arrested her husband, Ghani said: “Whatever Capt Safdar did at Mazar-e-Quaid was uncalled for but the way the police arrested him is condemnable.”

He said that the provincial government has no role in his arrest. “Capt Safdar was not arrested on the Sindh government’s instructions,” he clarified, adding the police’s move is aimed at causing a rift among opposition parties part of the PDM that they will foil.

Safdar was arrested by the police from a Karachi hotel where he along with his wife Maryam was staying for allegedly violating the sanctity of the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah.

Earlier in the morning, Maryam Nawaz's husband Captain (retd) Safdar Awan has been arrested from the Avari Towers hotel by Sindh police for violating the sanctity of the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah.

According to the police, he has been arrested on charges of sloganeering at Quaid-e-Azam's tomb on Sunday.

It is pertinent to mention here that a video circulating on social media showed Safdar chanting 'vote ko izzat do' while standing next to Pakistan's founding father's tomb.

The case was registered against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders including PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, her husband Capt (R) Safdar Awan and 200 others at the Brigade Police Station for chanting slogans at the Mazar-e-Quaid.

Maryam took to Twitter and wrote, "Police broke my room door at the hotel I was staying at in Karachi and arrested Capt. Safdar." Police broke my room door at the hotel I was staying at in Karachi and arrested Capt. Safdar.

Police broke my room door at the hotel I was staying at in Karachi and arrested Capt. Safdar.

— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) October 19, 2020

After being arrested, he was taken to the Aziz Bhatti police station.

An FIR has been registered against him under sections 6 (prohibition on meetings), 8 (sanctity of the mazar) and 10 (penalty) of the Quaid-e-Azam Mazar Protection and Maintenance Ordinance, 1971 and Sections 506-B (criminal intimidation), 427 (mischief causing damage of Rs50) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code. The case was registered at the Brigade police station.