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Friday, February 16, 2024

Arrest warrant for Capt. (retd.) Safdar issued

Lahore police completed the investigation against the son-in-law of the deposed premier Nawaz Sharif and submitted a challan in the said case.

A bailable arrest warrant for Captain (retired), Safdar Awan, has been issued in a case related to the interference in the state’s affairs during the court appearance of his wife PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz.

According to the details, Judicial Magistrate Bilal Munir Waraich heard the case in District Kachhari of Lahore. The court issued a bailable arrest warrant for the PML-N stalwart and summoned Captain (retd) Safdar for the charge-sheeting process on November 25.

Earlier, Lahore police completed the investigation against the son-in-law of the deposed premier Nawaz Sharif and submitted a challan in the said case.

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The PML-N leader was also booked for allegedly inciting people against the government and state institutions. During a meeting in 2020, Captain (retd.) Safdar made inappropriate remarks about the army and its officers. He also allegedly tried to stoke hatred against the army among the masses.

Captain Safdar’s legal victories

Last year, Peshawar High Court (PHC) dismissed a treason case against Captain (retd) Safdar, husband of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz.

The top Peshawar court while announcing a reserved verdict in a treason case against Captain (retd) Safdar Awan ruled that it has found no ground to charge the suspect under the treason charges.

Last month, Captain Safdar was also acquitted by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Avenfield reference, along with his wife Maryam Nawaz.

In 2018, NAB ousted Nawaz Sharif for owning properties beyond his known income and one year for not cooperating with NAB. As per the sentence, Nawaz Sharif will serve 10 years in jail.

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Maryam Nawaz on the other hand was given seven years for abetment. She was found “instrumental in concealment of the properties of her father” and one year for non-cooperation with the bureau. Captain Safdar was awarded one year jail term.