A large number of Pakistani leaders and workers Tehreek-e-Insaf gathered on Tuesday outside the Karachi Press Club to show their anger at the Sindh government led by the Pakistan People’s Party over the ongoing alleged crackdown on party workers and arrests and accusations. the persecution of the leader of the opposition Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh.
The PTI MPs selected from Karachi, including former opposition leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi, parliamentary leader Bilal Ghaffar, president Karachi Khurram Sherzaman, Saeed Afridi, Arsalan Taj, Jamal Siddiqui, Ramzan Ghanchi, Raja Azhar, Rabistan Khan, Riaz Haider, Adeel Ahmed, Dua Bhutto, and MNA Jay Parakash Lohana, attended the rally.
They condemned the Sheikh’s arrest and abuse, who, they say, he continued to face during his detention. They say the fake terrorism case registered against the PTI leader is proof of his fear in the Sindh government.
The speaker alleged that the arrests of the opposition leader and other workers had been carried out under the direction of the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah. They recalled that in early February, property belonging to the Sheikh and his family members was destroyed under the pretext of anti-encroachment operations.
PTI leaders praised the Sheikh for exposing the massive corruption of billions of rupees in the Sindh PPP government. They also said that the way the Sheikh was arrested during the by-election in Malir had exposed the true face of the Pakistan People’s Party. who continues to rule the province of Sindh.
They also criticized Police Inspector General Mushtaq Mahar and demanded that the federal government change it immediately. The speaker expressed hope that the prime minister, Imran Khan, will pay close attention to what happened to the Sheikh.