Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader and son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Captain (retd) Safdar was arrested, party leader Ata Tarar said.
Captain Safdar was taken into custody by police near Ravi Toll Plaza late Monday,”Tarar added.
According to Tarar, Safdar was arrested on the motorway while he was returning to Lahore from Bhera.
An FIR had been registered against Safdar at the Islampura police station for making anti-government remarks in a social media video. The FIR says that Safdar had recorded the statement at a sessions court in Lahore. He was surrounded by eight to 10 people, who can be identified through video footage, and he urged people to leave their houses and come out to topple the existing government, Local News Channels reported.
Many top leaders of the PML-N are already in jail for different cases. Nawaz is completing his prison sentence, while Maryam Nawaz, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Hamza Shahbaz, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Khawaja Salman Rafique among others are being investigated by NAB and Rana Sanaullah has been taken into custody for heroin case.
Earlier Nawaz Sharif was shifted to Services Hospital for his health issues.
Nawaz Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz and son in law are claiming their father was poisoned.