London, July 13: London Police has arrested two grandsons of the former prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Thursday evening after a scuffle that broke out near Avenfield House. According to a report published in Pakistan’s Geo TV, the verbal argument between Grandsons of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) and protesters turned into a physical brawl.
The British authorities arrested Junaid Safdar, son of Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz and Zakariya, son of Hussain Nawaz after the fight. Safdar claimed that the protesters spit on him and even attacked him. He also alleged that the protesters who were protesting outside the Avenfield House, since a few days had even had thrown umbrella on him.
Video of Junaid Safdar arrested by London police:
#WATCH: Junaid Safdar & Zakaria Hussain, grandsons of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, arrested by London police for punching a demonstrator outside their residence in Park Lane yesterday. Junaid Safdar is the son of Maryam Nawaz & Zakaria Hussain is the son of Hussain Nawaz pic.twitter.com/FTEy3Rskkt
— ANI (@ANI) July 13, 2018
Maryam Nawaz in her tweet blamed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf for the incident. Maryam tweeted. “PTI workers stationed outside London flat shouted every time they saw Junaid.” She even said that anyone would have reacted after hearing such expletive comments.
PTI workers stationed outside London flat shouted ‘son of a bitch’ every time they saw Junaid. Anyone would have reacted. https://t.co/Zml91wGKmU
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 12, 2018
In the video accessed by the Geo TV, one protester can be seen trying to attack the Safdar and Zakariya. Safdar bowed out saving himself. The verbal fight turned into a physical brawl. The police arrived and arrested both the grandsons of the former Pakistani prime minister from the spot.
According to the report, over the past few days, protesters have camped outside the Avenfield House and raised slogans against Nawaz Sharif, and even verbal spat took place between the protesters and the PML-N supporters. Earlier, even trolley was hurled at the door to the Sharifs' apartment.
Today Sharif and his daughter are expected to reach Pakistan by 6 pm local time at Lahore Airport from where they will be taken to the Adiala prison by the National Accountability Bureau. Both Nawaz and Mariyam were sentenced to 11 and eight years of imprisonment respectively in the Avenfield Properties reference case by an accountability court.