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Captain Safdar is true, resolute and unswerving soldier of democracy

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said that Captain Safdar is true, resolute and unswerving soldier of democracy.

Saad Rafique condemned the arrest of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar, saying it was “revenge in the name of accountability and justice.”

The minister said that “mafias and relatives of terrorists” neither get arrested nor appear before the courts.

“We fought for freedom and dignity of judiciary yet we are being targeted with injustice,” Rafique lamented.

He further said that PML-N would not resist the detention, adding that “we will emerge victorious by the grace of God”.

Captain (retd) Safdar was arrested from outside Islamabad airport, shortly after he returned from London along with his wife Maryam Nawaz late Sunday.

A six-member NAB team waited outside Rawal lounge of the airport for his arrest, as the airport authorities stopped them from entering the lounge.

In reply to Rafique’s tweets, PPP leader Sharjeel Memon said that he had been arrested from runway by NAB with the help of PML-N government, adding that the same government today stopped NAB from entering the airport.

On October 2, Judge Mohammad Bashir of the accountability court, while hearing corruption references against the Sharif family, had issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Safdar, Hussain Nawaz and Hasan Nawaz, and bailable warrants for Maryam.