Gujranwala court extends Capt Safdar's interim bail till Nov 10

By: News Desk      Published: 03:00 PM, 21 Oct, 2020
Gujranwala court extends Capt Safdar's interim bail till Nov 10

A Gujranwala sessions court on Wednesday extended interim bail of Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar Awan, the son-in-law of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, until November 10 in a sedition case.

He along with PML-N MPA Imran Khalid Butt appeared before the court. The court had approved their bail plea subject to the submission of surety bonds worth Rs50,000 each last week.

A first information report (FIR) was registered against Safdar and Butt at Satellite Town police station.

According to the FIR, Capt Safdar had threatened to topple the government through protests and allegedly provoked people against the state and its institutions.

Earlier, on October 20, Lahore's Shahdara police had registered another case against PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and her husband Capt Safdar for allegedly damaging public order.

They were accused of causing trouble for citizens, violating coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs), blocking roads and using loudspeakers

ahead of the October 16 PDM rally in Gujranwala.

Meanwhile, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned PML-N leader Khawaja Asif on October 22 (Thursday) in the Iqama case.

The PML-N stalwart has been summoned with relevant documents on Thursday at 2:00 PM, NAB sources said.