Haleem Adil Sheikh Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly has been taken into custody by police from Malir’s Darsano Chano area in Karachi on Tuesday.
PTI leader was arrested for violating the orders of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) amid the voting process during PS-88 by-polls.
As being reported, police personnel managed to detain Haleem Adil Sheikh despite resistance from PTI workers over refusal to obey the ECP orders.
It is pertinent to mention here that the ECP ordered Haleem Adil Sheikh to leave the PS-88 constituency over violating the law.
PPP earlier in the day has written a letter to the ECP and urged it to take notice of the alleged rule violations by Haleem Adil Sheikh.
The letter by Taj Haider, the in charge of the PPP’s Central Election Cell, said Sheikh was roaming the constituency with armed persons and was harassing voters. He also attached videos and pictures of Sheikh’s alleged misconduct.
The Regional Election Commissioner Karachi, following up on the complaint, issued a notification directing law enforcement authorities to expel Haleem Sheikh from the constituency till the culmination of the polling process.
“He is visiting the constituency as reported by monitoring teams constituted by the ECP as well as media reports for the transparent conduct of by-election PS-88, Malir-II. The supra member of the provincial assembly is visiting the constituency in the form of a car rally along with armed guards and sufficient peoples [inconveniencing] voters,” the notification said.