‘Someone else is behind Irfan Siddiqui’s arrest and I know the nexus’

Maryam Nawaz condemns Irfan Siddiqui's arrest

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LAHORE: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz condemned journalist and columnist Irfan Siddiqui’s arrest in strong words, claiming that she knew the nexus who was involved.

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Taking to Twitter, Maryam said that she knew it wasn’t Prime Minister Khan’s government who was behind Siddiqui’s arrest.

“Shameful images. Sharam kero. And I am telling you, Jaali, Dummy Hakoomat is not behind the arrest. It is someone else & I know the nexus,” she tweeted.

Siddiqui was arrested by Islamabad police late Friday night on charges of not informing authorities for renting out his house.

Siddiqui is a close aide of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and during the latter’s prime ministership, was appointed as an advisor.

He was kept at Ramna police station before being shifted to the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) police station.
He was sent on a 14-day judicial remand to prison.