Petition seeking Haleem Adil Sheikh’s recovery filed in LHC

PTI leader produced before a Lahore court for transit remand

By: News Desk
Published: 10:07 AM, 6 Jul, 2022
Petition seeking Haleem Adil Sheikh’s recovery filed in LHC
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A petition seeking recovery of PTI Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has been filed in the Lahore High Court, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

The petition was filed by Mr Adil’s personal secretary Muhammad Farhan on Wednesday. The PTI leader was whisked away early this morning by men in plain clothes from a hotel in Lahore where he came to stay yesterday.

The Punjab IG police and others were made respondents in the petition. 

The plea stated that some men wearing plain clothes took away Haleem Adil. Police were contacted in this regard, but still the whereabouts of the SA opposition leader have not been disclosed, the petition added. 

The petition further stated that despite a lapse of several hours, Mr Adil had not been produced yet before any court. The Lahore High Court is requested to pass an order for the appearance of the PTI leader before a court, the plea added. 

Earlier, the police arrested PTI Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh from Lahore in the wee hours of Wednesday. Haleem Adil came to Lahore yesterday and was staying in a hotel. Some officials in plain clothes entered the hotel and took him away with them. He has been shifted to some unknown place.

The CCTV footage of PTI leader Mr Adil being arrested by plain-clothed officials also surfaced. It could be seen in the footage that the MPA did not put up any resistance and went with the men.

His wife Dua Bhutto and daughter Ayesha Haleem confirmed his arrest through their tweets. 

Daughter Ayesha wrote in her tweet that her father was a member of Sindh Assembly and he could not be detained without the permission of the SA speaker. 

According to sources, several cases have been registered in different Sindh police stations against Mr Adil and to evade his arrest in Sindh, he came to Lahore

Yesterday, PTI Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan decried the harassment of the party supporters wondering why the judiciary was silent over the matter, adding that whether fundamental rights, granted by the Constitution to the citizens of Pakistan, had been “suspended” under what he called a “fascist regime”.

Police seek PTI leader’s transit remand 

Meanwhile, according to 24News TV, the police presented Mr Adil before the Model Town court seeking his transit remand. 

The handcuffed Adil raised slogans after arriving at the court.

After getting his remand, the police would shift him to Sindh province as the Sindh anti-corruption department has registered a case against the PTI leader. 

Adil Sheikh’s lawyer amir Saeed Ran has also reached Model Town kuchehri. 

Reporters Malik Ashraf and Jamaluddin Jamali