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London Police Takes Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's Grandsons Into Custody

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| July 13 , 2018 , 15:41 IST

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's grandsons Junaid Safdar and Zakaria Hussain were arrested by London Police on Thursday for allegedly punching a demonstrator outside their house in Avenfield.

According to the reports, both Junaid and Zakaria lost their temper when protesters gathered outside their residence in Avenfield and one of the protesters hurled abuses at them. They grabbed the man by the collar and punched him.

The police were informed soon after which police arrested Junaid and Zakaria and shifted them to the nearby police station.

"The protesters gathered outside Avenfield House spat at me and tried to attack me," said Junaid Safdar while police were taking him away. Junaid Safdar is the son of Maryam Nawaz while, Zakaria Hussain is the son of Hussain Nawaz. 

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The accountability court on Friday pronounced Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Captain Safdar guilty in the Avenfield corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on the Supreme Court's directives in the landmark Panamagate verdict last year.

Ironically, the house where the two hit the protestor is involved in the corruption case in which the former Pakistan PM is arrested.