Bilawal orders CM to probe Safdar’s arrest

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Staff Reporter

Karachi

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday directed Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to investigate the arrest of Captain (retd) Safdar and take necessary steps to ensure his release.
The PPP chairman condemned the arrest of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law. He telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and expressed complete solidarity with the leader.
Bilawal added that the matter in which the arrest was made is “against the traditions of Sindh”.
He claimed that the Sindh government was not informed about the arrest and has asked Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to investigate the incident.
He further stated that PTI leaders had submitted an application to lodge a case against Safdar, but police refused, calling the application ‘illegal’. The Quaid-e-Azam board approached the police and according to the information minister, the police suggested that board officials should discuss the matter before the magistrate.
A man appeared at the police station and said, “captain Safdar has also threatened to kill him,” Bilawal continued. Following this, the police registered the case and started an investigation. “But before the investigation, he was arrested in a humiliating manner,” he added.
The PPP chairperson said the Sindh government has taken serious notice of how the police entered the hotel room and arrested Safdar.

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