Malir PS-88 By-Polls: PTI MPA Haleem Adil Sheikh arrested for violating code of conduct

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

16th Feb, 2021. 02:16 pm
Haleem Adil Sheikh

Police on Tuesday arrested Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) MPA Haleem Adil Sheikh for violating the code of conduct during by polls in PS-88 Malir in Karachi.

According to the details, the opposition leader in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has been detained by Malir police, reportedly found violating the code of the conduct during the by-polls in Malir PS-88.

Spokesperson Sindh Government Murtaza Wahab condemned the incident and said that PTI MPA Haleem Adil Sheikh was trying to influence the election process in PS-88 Malir.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had written a letter to the law enforcement agencies seeking to expel the PTI leader from the area. The ECP had said he had been roaming about in the PS-88 constituency since 8:00 am.

Earlier, Haleem Adil Sheikh’s car was fired on by PPP activists in Darsano Chana area of Malir District.

He said that, “the shooting took place in the presence of police. The police has become slave of the PPP. We are peaceful people. PPP has taken the people hostage at the polling station”

He recalled that he had already said that his life was in danger.

The PS-88 Malir seat had fallen vacant on June 2, 2020, after the death of minister for human settlement Ghulam Murtaza Baloch, who had contracted coronavirus.

Ghulam Murtaza Baloch emerged victorious in 2018 General Election after bagging 22,000 votes. PTI’s Muhammad Rizwan Khan was the runner up with 16,386 votes.

The constituency has a total of 145,627 registered voters including 81,425 male and 64,202 female voters.

The election commission established 108 polling stations including 33 declared ‘most sensitive’ and 27 ‘sensitive’.

Thirty-three out of the total 108 polling stations have been declared ‘most sensitive’ and 27 declared ‘sensitive’ during the by-election.

 

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