ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Monday sent former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif’s son in law and Pakistan Msulim League-Nawaz (PMLN) leader Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar to Adiala jail in connection with Avenfield reference, Aaj News reported.
The Bureau presented ousted PM son in-law on before an Islamabad base accountability court amid tight security. Investigative officer urged accountability court judge, Muhammad Bashir to sent Safdar to jail on judicial remand.
The court while accepting the plea sent the former to serve one year in Adiala jail.
Meanwhile, Chairman NAB has taken notice of people who created hurdles in Captain (Retd) Muhammad Safdar arrest.
He has directed DG NAB Rawalpindi to conduct an inquiry against the responsible.
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 on the other hand received a one-year prison sentence.
Earlier on Sunday, Safdar appeared at a party rally in Rawalpindi.
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 him amid cheers of supporters.
PML-N leaders Senator Chaudhry Tanveer and Malik Shakeel Awan, among others, were leading the rally and brought Safdar into their fold.
Talking to newsmen, Safdar said he is here to surrender to NAB officials among his supporters. He added that the time has come to decide which path the country has to tread.
A team of NAB officials, including police personnel was presented at Teeli Mohallah to arrest Safdar.
The husband of Maryam Nawaz released an audio message stating, “I had earlier decided to court arrest in Tarnol, but as per the party’s decision I will now surrender from another city.”
“Surrendering is an honourable act,” he upheld.
Nawaz’s son-in-law in the audio message further expressed hope that “Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will sweep the elections from Hazara”.