PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s husband Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar Awan was arrested from the Avari Towers hotel in Karachi on Monday morning.

According to the police, he has been detained on char of sloganeering at Quaid-e-Azam’s tomb on Sunday.

A video circulating on social media showed Safdar chanting ‘vote ko izzat do’ while standing next to Pakistan’s founding father’s tomb.https://d-10323739601452891927.ampproject.net/2010010034001/frame.html

Maryam took to Twitter and wrote,”Police broke my room door at the hotel I was staying at in Karachi and arrested Capt. Safdar.”

The PML-N leader and her husband landed in Karachi Sunday morning to attend the rally organised by the Pakistan Democratic Movement. Before heading to the venue, the couple, along with other PML-N leaders, visited the Quaid’s mausoleum to pay their respects.

After being arrested, he was taken to the Aziz Bhatti police station.

An FIR has been registered against him under sections 6 (prohibition on meetings), 8 (sanctity of the mazar) and 10 (penalty) of the Quaid-e-Azam Mazar Protection and Maintenance Ordinance, 1971 and Sections 506-B (criminal intimidation), 427 (mischief causing damage of Rs50) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code. The case was registered at the Brigade police station.

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