Karachi police on Saturday registered two FIRs against Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly and MPA of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Haleem Adil Sheikh, his elder brother Aleem Adil sheikh and others under terrorism act and land grabbing charges.
The FIRs were registered on the complaint of a government official Abdul Hameed on the charges of illegally occupying the government land and other charges. The cases were registered in Anti- Encroachment police station Zone 2.
According to the complaints, the PTI leader along with his brother Adil and three other persons illegally occupied 40-acres of public land in the Northern Bypass area of Karachi. The cases were registered under sections related to terrorism, attempted murder and other threat to kill.
The accused Haleem Adil Sheikh talking to the media claimed he was participating in a live TV show at the time when allegations had been levelled against him in the FIRs.
He said that the Sindh government under the Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had implicated him in as many as 16 cases so far in different districts of Sindh on various charges to silence him.
“I will continue to expose corrupt and imported rulers and FIRs cannot deviate me from my stance against them,” he said.
The PTI leaders including former Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Syed Ali Zaidi, Khurram Sher Zaman and others strongly condemned the registration of the FIR against Sheikh.
They said that both the federal government and Sindh government after the successful public gatherings by PTI chairman Imran Khan had let loose a reign of terror on their party leaders and workers.
The PTI leaders also strongly condemned the Punjab government for creating hurdles in Sialkot and not allowing the PTI leadership to hold public gatherings.
“The imported rulers have gone mad after tremendous public response being given to Khan for his narrative,” they added.
After that Haleem Adil Sheikh and two other aides were granted bail by an Anti-Terrorism Court. The judge of ATC directed police officials not to arrest Sheikh and others and directed them to produce the required documents pertaining to the case on May 23.