Junaid Safdar, Zakaria released without charge after brawl


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LONDON: Police released on Friday without charge Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz’s son Junaid Safdar and Zakari Sharif, son of Hussain Nawaz, after arresting them Thursday night over a physical fight outside the Avenfield apartments.

Police responded to the scene of fight as Junaid Safdar and Zakarai Sharif got involved in fight with around seven Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf protesters who were present at the doorstep of Avenfield flats and hurled abuses at Junaid Safdar as he made his way inside the flats.

Junaid Safdar told the police in his statement that he “acted in self-defence” and reacted only when he was attacked.

“I was attacked with a weapon. The attacker threw a hard object on me after spitting at me. One attacker had a hard object in his hands while his companions carried sticks and umbrellas. I had no choice but to defend myself in such circumstance,” Junaid told the police during interview at the police station where he was kept for three hours.

Zakaria Sharif told the police that one of the attackers threw a hard object on him and “hit my younger brother Zayd with an umbrella. Everything we did was in self-defence”.—NNI