Captain (R) Safdar surrenders before authorities


MANSEHRA – Former premier Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar, who is playing hide and seek after conviction in Avenfield verdict to escape the arrest, announced on Sunday that he will surrender to the authorities.

In an audio message sent by the PML-N’s media cell to journalists, the embattled leader, who was in the run for election from NA-14 constituency, said that he was willing for court arrest because honour demands it.

He added that the decision to appear before the authorities was made by the party leadership. He wished to be arrested in an area out of Mansehra, his native town.

Safdar has gone underground after the anti-graft buster obtained the arrest warrant against him following the verdict in the Avenfield case.

Safdar is reportedly in the wind from Saturday night, while the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has formed three teams which have been deployed in Haripur, Abbottabad, and Mansehra to detain the convict. But, the officials have still no clue about the whereabouts of Safdar.

On Friday, an accountability court sentenced the son-in-law of the former premier to one year in jail for cheating while announcing the verdict in a corruption reference pertaining to Sharif family’s Avenfield apartment in London, UK.

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