PTI leaders demand Capt (r) Safdar and Maryam Nawaz must apologise.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Political leaders on Sunday slammed Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar, husband of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz, for chanting “Vote ko izzat do” slogan at the tomb of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Reacting to the violation of the sanctity of the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammed Ali Jinnah by Captain (r) Muhammad Safdar and other party workers for chanting political slogans inside the resting place of the father of the nation, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that these people have no capability, adding that the mental backwardness of these people has come to the fore.

He said that Captain Safdar’s brain is like that of a small child. They should apologise for what they have done.

On the other hand, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sanator Shibli Faraz also strongly condemned the move and said that using the tomb of the father of the nation for politics was reprehensible and shameful.

“They should have instead appologised to the founder of Pakistan for ruthlessly looting to country,” he added.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill also criticized Maryam Nawaz over the violation of the sanctity of the mausoleum.

Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi said the behaviour "is just not acceptable .

"The sanctity of Quaid’s Mazar [has been] disrespected by these criminals masquerading as politicians," he said.

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar while demanding an apology from the party said that these "shameless people are ignorant of their history, and have no sense of regard and respect for such a place."

"They only have respect for Nawaz. They don t know how to respect anyone else," Umar added.

 Adviser to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan said that ‘absconder family’ has violated the sanctity of the mausoleum.