Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said on Monday that the Sindh government had arrested the Opposition Leader of the Provincial Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh on political grounds to victimise him for exposing its corruption and inefficiency.
Addressing a press conference here, he demanded immediate release of Haleem Adil and said that inefficient and corrupt Sindh government had politicized the institution by induction of its own people in the department.
Shibli Faraz said that the main opposition parties had the network of criminals which they use for both business interests and politics. He said that the in recent Tharparkar bye-elections, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf workers were harassed and intimidated by misusing the government institutions.
He said that arrest of the Haleem Adil was also an effort to influence the upcoming Senate elections.
He said that the plight of Sindh province was a proof of inefficiency and corruption of the government and Haleem Adil was the person who had been exposing the Sindh government’s corruption.
The minister said if an elected member and leader of the opposition was not safe in Sindh one could image how would be the situation with the common man. Asif Zardari used to claim that there were no political prisoners during the PPP rule but this was the worst example of political victimization, he remarked.
The minister said that the Sindh government was protecting the interests of only one class whereas the poor people especially in the rural areas were facing great hardships and even they did not benefit from the slogan of “Roti, Kapra aur Makan”.
He said despite having no majority, the PPP was claiming that its candidate would win which was in a sense confession of indulgence in the horse trading.—APP