Senior PML-N leader Capt Safdar was arrested from Karachi hotel for "violating the sanctity of Quaid's mausoleum". but after hours PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz announced in a press conference that retired Captain Mohammad Safdar was granted bail.
The PML-N leader Capt Safdar was taken into custody after he was booked in a case pertaining to the violation of the sanctity of the Quaid-e-Azam's Mazar where a day earlier he had chanted the slogan "vote ko izzat do (honor the vote)" and urged people to join him. While Maryam and other leadership stayed silent, Safdar kept on chanting another slogan, ‘long live mother of the nation’, and the crowd responded in an emotional manner. The scene lasted a couple of minutes and Maryam along with others left the premises.
PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz tweeted today early morning that her husband retired Captain Mohammad Safdar had been arrested by the police from their hotel in Karachi.
She tweeted that " Police broke my room door at the hotel I was staying at in Karachi and arrested Capt Safdar"
In another tweet, she said, "he was sleeping when the police allegedly "barged in".
Whereas, Sindh govt distances itself from arrest. Peoples party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the arrest and said he was shocked to hear about the incident.
Senior PML-N leader and Maryam's spokesperson Mohammad Zubair, while speaking to reporters in Karachi, claimed that Safdar's arrest was a "sting operation by the state" and was carried out to damage the PDM alliance.
He said he had talked to Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and PPP Minister Saeed Ghani and would reveal the facts before the public soon. "The easiest way for Imran Khan is to arrest [Safdar] so the entire blame will fall on Sindh government and police."
However, PTI minister Ali Zaidi Refuted her claim, saying "Maryum once again lying that the hotel door was broken."
Many social media users also considered the incident as disrespectful and vented their anger against Safdar, Maryam, and the PML-N.
Today as a nation we are terribly failed. We can't even respect our Father of Nation so what else can we do?— Kalakar (@Kalakar05003857) October 19, 2020
Shame on such rascals whom we have been voting since a decade and also shame on us for still supporting them.#مزار_قائد_کا_احترام_کرو pic.twitter.com/G6wsspeBzT
How can people trust such stupid asshole politicians?! Who don't know to respect the grave of the greatest man of 20th century, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah...This is not the way of protesting ... This is serious bullshit!!!!— Saim Raza (@SaimRaz57386766) October 19, 2020
I was not expecting it but I am glad Sindh Police has enforced the law and arrested Capt Safdar. He committed a crime at the mazar e Quaid yesterday and law must take its course https://t.co/GxxHK20qrK— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) October 19, 2020