Captain (retd) Safdar Awan has been granted bail, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz made the announcement about her husband during the press conference in Karachi.
Maryam Nawaz said she has been informed by Maryam Aurengzeb that Captain (R) Safdar has been granted bail and that they will leave Karachi together.
Captain (retd) Safdar was taken to Karachi City Court by Aziz Bhatti Police Station in an armored police vehicle.
A large number of PML-N and PTI leaders were present at the city court on the arrival of PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar.
Captain Safdar inside the court room building pic.twitter.com/ZWBJogOrpb— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) October 19, 2020
Earlier on Monday morning, Sindh Police arrested Capt (R) Safdar, from a hotel in Karachi. He was reported to be arrested in a case registered against him for chanting political slogans in the vicinity of the Mazar-e-Quaid.
Following the arrest of Captain Safdar on Monday morning, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML_N) vice-president Maryam Nawaz and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman addressed a press conference.
At the press briefing, Maryam described the morning’s event to the reporters saying that she and her husband were sleeping when she heard someone’s door being knocked on loudly.
On asking, Safdar found police outside their room and told him he was under arrest.
“Safdar told them he will change and take his medicine since he is diabetic, but they broke down the door and came inside”, Maryam said.
“Safdar asked them to not enter since I was inside but they did and arrested him,” Maryam added.
The government is trying to give the impression that the Sindh government is behind this, alleged Maryam, “but Bilawal called me and he was very angry”.
“Sindh chief minister also called me and said that he never expected that something like this would happen with me,” she added.
“I never thought even for a moment that PPP was behind this; they [PTI] thought they can drive a wedge between PDM — we know things like this would happen, we are ready as well.”
“FIR Copy is with me, the Petitioner name Waqas Ahmed Khan is himself booked and absconder in a terrorism Case” – said Maryam in her Presser.
“I never felt for a second that arresting Captain Safdar in Karachi was the action of Sindh Government. It was Obvious someone else tried to portray some mess between leadership of PDM. We all know who is that someone else, we are not kids”.