KARACHI: On arrest of her husband, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Monday said that Captain (retd) Safdar was already receiving threats from a very high level.
“Those who are unidentified are known to all. They threatened him that they will not spare him,” Maryam Nawaz said while addressing a press conference in Karachi. Pakistan Peoples Party spokesperson Murtaza Wahab, Jamiat Ulema e Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman and other leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement were also present on this occasion.
Without naming anyone, Maryam said if they thought that Safdar would be tamed by threats, or Maryam would be subdued or Nawaz then they were not aware.
Narrating the incident of arrest, she said that in the wee hours their door was being knocked with force. Safdar sought time for changing clothes but they barged into the room while she was sleeping, she said.
“Later I was watching the news that blamed that the Sindh government got Maryam’s husband arrested after inviting her to the province,” she said addin that she never thought for a second that the Sindh government was involved in it.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah contacted her and sympathized with her, she said.
On chanting slogans, she said that repeating statements of Quaid at his mausoleum was not a disrespect.
Maulana Fazl ur Rehman said that Safdar was arrested in a bid to create mistrust between the PML-N and PPP. The CM Sindh was kept oblivious about the arrest, he said adding that Bilawal and Murad Shah had expressed resentment over the incident.
“Those who thought that they would create division and mistrust among the PDM parties, we have foiled their design,” he said.
Fazl said that they blamed the PML-N of violating sanctity of Quaid’s Mausoleum he could show them videos of the PTI workers chanting slogans at the same place and the two other places which were considered to be the most sacred for Muslims.
He said the government should seek apology from the nation for misusing power.