Police Break Into Maryam Nawaz’s Hotel Room In Karachi, Arrest Captain Safdar
PML-N leader Captain (r) Safdar has reportedly been arrested by Sindh police in Karachi following Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)’s rally on Sunday. A case was registered against Safdar for allegedly violating the sanctity of Quaid’s mausoleum.
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz tweeted that police broke the door of the room where she was staying and arrested her husband Captain (r) Safdar. Maryam and other PML-N leaders were in Karachi for the PDM rally that took place on Sunday evening.
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
Safdar had chanted PML-N’s political slogan Vote ko izzat dou (respect the vote) while laying flowers wreath on Quaid-e-Azam Jinnah’s tomb, and the act had prompted criticism from PTI Sindh’s leadership. PTI leaders had approached the police seeking registration of a case against the PML-N leader for breaching the sanctity of the Quaid’s mausoleum. Maryam Nawaz, Captain (r) Safdar, Maryam Aurangzeb and about 200 others were named in the complaint.
In the complaint, the PTI leaders claimed that citizens was enraged by this act and had taken to the streets.