Karachi court quashes FIR against PML-N’s Captain Safdar

Statesman Report

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Wednesday quashed the first information report (FIR) against Captain (retd) Safdar Awan after categorising the case as "C class".

The police complaint had accused Awan, husband of PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law of former premier Nawaz Sharif, and a cohort of party supporters to have violated the sanctity of Quaid-e-Azam's mausoleum by chanting political slogans and intimidating people.

On October 19, Sindh Police arrested Awan from his hotel room early morning causing a political uproar. He was granted post-arrest bail the same day.

On November 9, the investigating officer (IO) submitted an amended charge sheet before the judicial magistrate.

He and the special public prosecutor then recommended the court to declare the case as “B class”.

On Wednesday, the judicial magistrate rejected the police's recommendation to categorise the FIR as “B class” and quashed it as “C class”.