The Management Board of Mazar-e-Quaid has approached a court seeking action against the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her husband Capt (retired) Muhammad Safdar for violating the sanctity of the mausoleum.
According to the details, 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.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Pakistan Peoples Party leader and Education Minister of Sindh Saeed Ghani said the arrest was not carried out on the instructions of the Sindh government. He alleged that this was being done to ‘create a rift among Pakistan Democratic Movement’.