Junaid Safdar, son of Maryam Nawaz arrested in London

Junaid Safdar, son of Maryam Nawaz arrested in London

LONDON – London police on Thursday apprehended Junaid Safdar , grandson of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s son for thrashing a demonstration, protesting against Sharif family.

As per the details, the clash took place outside the Avenfield flats where Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were staying with their family.

The clash erupted as the demonstrators were protesting against the Sharif family and Maryam Nawaz’s son Junaid Safdar hit a protester.

Police also detained Junaid Safdar’s friend.

Earlier on Thursday, enraged mob had continued protest against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outside Avenfiled flats in London.

The protesters chanted slogans against ex-PM, calling him as thief and also blocked the main road.

It is to be mentioned here that Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are all set to leave for Pakistan from London to face the imprisonment being given by accountability court in Avenfield reference.

The local government in Lahore had also beefed up the security and placed containers in different areas to bar the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters from welcoming Nawaz Sharif.

According to security plan, many as 22 officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and 100 Elite Commandos will be deputed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

The arrangements for the shifting of the convicts, who are coming from London after inquiring health of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, to Adiala jail through helicopter have been completed while a letter has also been dispatched to accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir to reach Adiala jail on July 13.

On Friday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in a verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.

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