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Captain (R) Safdar Shifted To Adiala Jail

Islamabad (July 09, 2018): Captain Retired Safdar, the son in law of former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif is on Monday shifted to Adiala Jail.

A NAB team reached the Federal Judicial Complex where it presented the convict in an accountability court.

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Captain retired Safdar was presented in the court of Judge Muhammad Bashir.

Strict security measures were in place outside the Federal Judicial Complex in G-11 sector of Islamabad, where the accountability court is situated. Police officials, the elite force, and rangers were deployed outside the building.
Earlier on, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday took Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar into custody in Rawalpindi.

According to the details, two high officials of NAB took Safdar into custody after he appeared at a party rally in Rawalpindi. Around 3,000 people were around the vehicle in which the NAB officials accompanied the former prime minister’s son-in-law.Safdar, along with wife Maryam and father-in-law Nawaz Sharif, was given on Friday jail term in the Avenfield properties case. Nawaz and Maryam were sentenced to 11 and eight years in prison and slapped £8-million and £2-million fines, respectively. Capt (retd) Safdar also received a one-year prison sentence.

Earlier Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar appeared in a rally and announced to surrender to authorities.

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Local leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) were leading a party rally on Liaquat Road when Safdar disembarked from a vehicle and joined the rally.PML-N leaders Senator Chaudhry Tanveer and Malik Shakeel Awan, among others, were leading the rally and brought Safdar into their fold. Safdar said he is here to court arrest among his supporters. He added that the time has come to decide which the path the country has to tread.

He added that Nawaz Sharif is fighting for the rights of common man.

Sources said at the moment there is no police presence at the rally to arrest Safdar.

However, NAB Deputy Director Chaudhry Asghar is leading a six-vehicle team to arrest Safdar, according to sources. NAB teams plan to arrest Safdar at Gordon College, sources revealed.

Moreover, NAB officials said Safdar is a convict and anyone assisting his evasion from the authorities can also be arrested.

Sources also said the Punjab Police high-ups have been instructed to assist the NAB team in their effort to nab Safdar.

Safdar’s Audio Message:

Captain Retried Safdar on Sunday announced to surrender himself before NAB.

In an audio message, captain retired Safdar has said that its demand of his pride to surrender himself before NAB.

Safdar in his audio message released on Sunday said that according to the party’s decision he is going to surrender himself in front of NAB from another city.

A team of the anti-graft watchdog is in Mansehra to arrest Capt (r) Safdar Awan, day after he had been convicted in Avenfield reference along with his wife Maryam Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif.

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The Bureau had contacted caretaker government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seeking help in the apprehension of Safdar.

Earlier, the name of Sharif’s son-in-law was placed on the black list, which means he would be barred from leaving the country.

The step was taken after interior ministry recommended to put names of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar on Exit Control List (ECL).

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On Friday, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia by the accountability court, in a verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

The sentence, 10 years in prison 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.

The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.

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The verdict marked a further fall for the PML-N supremo, who has been Pakistan’s prime minister three times but never completed a term.

From the start of the ex-PM’s legal troubles in 2016, Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif and her husband, Muhammad Safdar, were also convicted, with

Maryam sentenced to seven years in prison and a fine of 2 million pounds and Safdar sentenced to one year in prison.
The court also ordered the seizure of the Sharif family’s four apartments at Avenfield House, a luxury building next to Hyde Park in London.

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