Karachi court revokes sloganeering case against Safdar, Maryam

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

18th Nov, 2020. 01:18 pm

A court in Karachi on Wednesday revoked the sloganeering case against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Muhammad Safdar.

According to the details, the Judicial Magistrate (South) winded up the case in the wake of submission of a challan that declared the FIR as “fake”. The investigation officer concluded that neither the complainant, Waqas Khan, joined the investigation nor the veracity of his claims could be established.

In addition to this, the charge sheet stated the complainant was not present at Quaid’s Mausoleum at the time of the reported action nor he was seen in the CCTV footage.

Moreover, it was stated that the entry of citizens was also banned during Maryam’s visit to the tomb of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Earlier this week, the Management Board of Mazar-e-Quaid approached a court seeking action against Maryam Nawaz and her husband Capt (retired) Muhammad Safdar for violating the sanctity of the mausoleum.

The board has requested the court to order action against both of them over sloganeering at the tomb under the Quaid-e-Azam’s Mazar (Protection and Maintenance) Ordinance.

It may be recalled that before the meeting of the Pakistan Democratic Movement in Karachi, Maryam Nawaz, Capt (R) Safdar had visited Mazar-e-Quaid. On this occasion, Captain Safdar and his workers chanted slogans in the premises of Mazar-e-Quaid.

Later on the night of October 19, Capt. (R) Safdar was arrested by the police on charges of violating the sanctity of Mazar-e-Quaid. His arrest was carried out from a private hotel. Capt. (R) Safdar was transferred to Aziz Bhatti Police Station.

A case was registered against Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar for violating the sanctity of Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum. Another 200 unidentified persons were also named in the case registered at the police station.

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