PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar goes to Adiala Jail

PML-N leader Captain (retd) Safdar goes to Adiala Jail
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ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau shifted on Monday Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar to Adiala Jail , a day after the son-in-law of former PM Nawaz Sharif surrendered before the authorities.

An accountability court sentenced on Friday Captain (retd) Safdar to one year in jail in the Avenfield case.

Earlier on Monday, Capt (retd) Safdar was brought to NAB’s Rawalpindi office. Security was tightened outside the Federal Judicial Complex in G-11 sector of Islamabad, where the accountability court is situated.

He was then presented before the accountability court. The medical team of NAB declared him healthy. The NAB prosecutor said that they brought him to the court on judicial orders. He said that the court had granted them Capt (retd) Safdar’s judicial custody.

On Sunday, the former PM’s son-in-law surrendered in Rawalpindi. At around 4:50pm, law enforcers arrested him. However, PML-N workers pulled Captain (retd) Safdar away from the NAB team. He was whisked away from the area in party leader Chaudhry Tanveer’s car.

Before surrendering himself, he held a rally in Liaquat Bagh, where he waved to supporters from the hatch of a jeep. He told that Nawaz Sharif’s only crime was that he wanted to take Pakistan forward.

NAB chairperson Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal took notice of how attempts to arrest Captain (retd) Safdar were thwarted. He ordered the director-general of NAB’s Rawalpindi chapter to submit a report, asking him to check with the Punjab police how Section 144 was violated.

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