Haleem acquitted in Ghotki bye-elections case


The Central Vice President PTI and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, on Monday was acquitted in Ghotki bye-elections 2019 case.

Sheikh appeared before Model Court at Mirpur Mathelo for hearing of a case in which he was charged with allegations of interference in government duties and attacking police.

Judge Model Court Abdul Faheem Panhwar announced the reserved verdict acquitting Haleem Adil Sheikh of leveled charges.

The false case was registered in 2019 during be-elections in National Assembly’s constituency NA-205 when Haleem Adil Sheikh tried to prevent rigging at a female polling station where police personnel were buss in stamping ballot papers.

The PTI leader had already been acquitted from another case of interference in government duties in Kunri while cases of blocking National Highway and Gaddap incident were pending in different courts of law.

Haleem Adil Sheikh termed the verdict as victory of truth and justice saying that he was attending hearings of the court for the last three years in a false and fabricated case.

Speaking to media at Mirpur Mathelo he expressed pleasure at the victory of Pakistan Cricket team over arch rival India in the T20 World Cup and hoped that the national team would bring the trophy to the country.

The entire Pakistani nation was celebrating the magnificent win of Pakistan, Haleem said adding that it was a fantastic T20 match like the tea that was termed fantastic by Indian pilot Abhinandan.

India hatched a conspiracy against Pakistan cricket and a fake email was sent by a fake Afridi but on Sunday a real Afridi settled the matter. “India dug a ditch for Pakistan but itself fell in it,” he added.

The leader of the opposition also attended PTI Ghotki district workers’ convention that was participated by district president PTI Mir Iftakhar Lund, Sardar Papu Khan Chachar, Dr Masroor Siyal, Advocate Ajmal Solangi and other local leaders and a large number of party workers.

Haleem, speaking at the convention, said that Sindh did not become part of change but in the next general elections, PTI would form a government with two third majority with support of people.

He termed workers of Ghotki as brave soldiers of Imran Khan and said that PTI workers do not want jobs but a change of system in the country.

“We are not struggling to earn bounty but we are striving to save the country from internal and external threats,” he maintained.

The people who wanted money should join the ranks of Murad Ali Shah and Bilawal, he added.

Haleem said that the entire world was passing through hard times and facing high inflation but prices of POL products in Pakistan were lowest in the region.

The PTI government was determined to resolve problems being faced by masses and a program with targeted subsidies on wheat flour, ghee, sugar and pulses was on cards, he said, adding that he was seeing a bright future for the nation ahead.

Earlier, a senior PTI leader paid a visit to Sadiqabad to offer condolences to the families of nine persons who were shot dead by the Indhar gang a few days ago. He condemned the inhuman act of barbarism and offered Fatiha to bereaved families.

Speaking to media persons at the occasion, Sheikh stressed the need for a joint operation by Pakistan Rangers and police forces of Sindh and Punjab to root out the criminal gangs operating in inter-provincial border areas.

He said that criminal gangs took refuge in the Katcha area after committing crimes so it is necessary that Punjab and Sindh police should devise a coordinated strategy and take joint action for protecting law-abiding residents of the area from such heinous crimes.