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Captain Safdar arrested in Karachi for sloganeering at Quaid’s mausoleum

Captain Safdar arrested in Karachi for sloganeering at Quaid’s mausoleum
October 19, 2020

KARACHI (92 News) - PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz's husband Captain (retd) Muhammad 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 on Monday.

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.