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Capt Safdar gets protective bail in sedition case

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday granted protective bail to Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar, the son-in-law of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, in a sedition case.

Justice Asjad Javed approved the bail for Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar until October 10 and directed him to join investigation into the case.

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In his plea, Muhammad Safdar termed the case political vengeance. He said he wanted to join police investigation into the case and requested the court to grant him protective bail.

A first information report (FIR) was registered against Safdar and a PML-N MPA, Imran Khalid Butt, at a police station in Gujranwala’s Satellite Town yesterday.

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

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