Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Saturday that there was no need for an investigation into the “Karachi incident” and what happened “as clear as day”.
However, he added that the Sindh government had the right to inquire about the arrest of Capt (retired) Safdar.
In one drama, Safdar – the son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif – was arrested from his wife Maryam Nawaz’s hotel room in Karachi on Monday morning for allegedly disrespecting the mausoleum of the Founders of the Nation, only to be released by a court hours later.
Safdar, who was in Karachi with his wife Maryam Nawaz to attend a rally of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), allegedly shouted slogans at Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Quaid-i-Azam mausoleum when he visited the venue on Sunday. with other party leaders ahead of the rally.
PDM leaders called it an attempt by the federal government and its agencies to “kidnap the provincial police chief and force him to sign an arrest warrant”.
Immediately after the arrest, former Sindh governor Muhammad Zubair – who is also the spokesperson for Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz – appeared on several TV channels claiming that Sindh Police Inspector General (IGP) Mushtaq Mahar was forced to arrest Safdar.
Speaking to the media in Lahore before leaving for Quetta – where the third PDM rally is scheduled for Sunday – the daughter of the convicted former prime minister said: “Imran Khan is sitting in the PM Building. You have to care about your respect. After kidnapping Sindh IG, you has been humiliated. You want to hide your mistake, but it won’t happen. “
He further stated that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had spread across the country. “Imran Khan needs the National Reconciliation Act (NRO), not us.”
Criticizing the prime minister further, Maryam said: “someone who is smaller in stature should take the name of the bigger person to increase his stature”.
Maryam also said that while the government is focused on the opposition, inflation is rising in the country and staples such as sugar and flour are in short supply on the market.
The day before, the PML-N leader said it had never occurred to him for a second that Captain Safdar’s arrest was made on the orders of the Sindh government.
The PML-N leader stated that the police “do not have a warrant to raid women’s rooms,” adding that if it could happen to him, it could happen to any woman in the country. “According to Islam, even during war, it is unacceptable to treat women like this.”
The PML-N leader said he believed the PTI government was panicking and may leave before January.
The panic of opponents has made it clear that the government is afraid of Nawaz even though he is not in the country, said Maryam.