KARACHI – Many people including the federal minister took to twitter to condemn PML-N leaders for shouting slogans inside Mazar Quaid in Karachi.
Video footage on social media and local news channels showed retired Captain Safdar on Sunday chanting PML-N’s slogan “vote ko izzat do (respect votes)” and urge people to join him during his visit to the Quaid mauseoleum along with PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz . Party workers and supporters responded to Safdar’s calls and continued to chant slogans for an extended period of time as seen by Maryam Nawaz and party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb.
Government representatives, soon after the incident, demanded an apology and also announced that they would approach the police to initiate legal action against all who participated in the action.
Maritime Minister Ali Haider Zaidi said the behavior was “unacceptable”.
Purity of Mazar Quaid [has been] disrespected by criminals posing as politicians, ”he wrote. Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar also asked for an apology from the party. He said that “these shameless people ignore their history, and have no respect and respect for such a place.”
“They only respect Nawaz. They don’t know how to respect others, “Umar added
Information Minister Shibli Faraz said the fact that Pakistan’s founding mazar was used for politics was “extremely disgraceful and shameful.”
He said the PML-N should seek forgiveness from Quaid “for mercilessly pillaging the country, going against his ideology, and filling their pockets to make people poor.”
Sindh governor Imran Ismail said the inspector general of police “should immediately file a case” against “shameless individuals” who disrespected Quaid’s grave. “I have never seen such disrespectful act at the Quaid mazaar. This is the pinnacle of ignorance. “
A group of PTI representatives, including Haleem Adil Shaikh and Raja Azhar, rushed to the Brigade police station to file a case against the PML-N leadership. The police were asked to sue Captain Safdar, Maryam Nawaz and Marriyum Aurangzeb.
The request, signed by MPA Raja Azhar Khan, demands legal proceedings against some 200 people present there who took part in the action.
Separately, the management of Mazar-e-Quaid also filed a complaint about the incident. Applications are submitted to the Brigade police station, where the PTI complaint has been registered. The station house clerk confirmed that he had received the complaint.