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Sharif s grandsons arrested in London over scuffle

Friday - July 13, 2018 2:50 pm , Category : WORLD
London July 13 (IANS) Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s grandsons have been arrested for allegedly punching a demonstrator during a scuffle outside their house here the Metropolitan Police said.
According to Dawn online initial reports said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz s (PML-N) opponents had gathered outside the Avenfield residence where a protester was believed to have hurled abuses at Sharif s grandsons Junaid Safdar and Zakaria Hussain prompting them to lose their cool.
Maryam Nawaz s son Junaid Safdar claimed that the protesters who have been camping outside the Avenfield House a luxury apartment scheme since a few days had spit on and tried to attack him and threw an umbrella as well.
Later in a tweet Maryam Nawaz said the "Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers stationed outside London flat shouted (expletive) every time they saw Junaid".
"Anyone would have reacted " she said.
In a video obtained by Geo News one protester can be seen trying to attack the two young Sharifs with Junaid Safdar bowing out and saving himself in time. A verbal fight ensues again but in the meantime the British police arrive.
Authorities said they detained the junior Safdar for punching a young man (physical assault) and confirmed that Hussain Nawaz s son Zakariya had also been arrested. The injured man belonged to Pakistan police said.
In an earlier incident a trolley was also hurled at the door to the Sharifs apartment.
Separately Sharif and his daughter flew off to Pakistan a week after an accountability court sentenced them to 10 and seven years in jail in the Avenfield properties corruption case.

--IANS soni/bg

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