KARACHI: Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has written a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial highlighting a “grave threat” to his life, allegedly by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership.
In his letter addressed to the Sindh High Court (SHC) chief justice as well, Sheikh said there were “immediate and serious threats” to his life and he wanted “immediate and appropriate” action from quarters concerned.
According to the PTI leader, he had been receiving threats since the day he took oath as the opposition leader of Sindh. He alleged that former president Asif Ali Zardari, his son Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, and Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah tried to harm his life and reputation through their frontmen multiple times. The MPA said the government also filed “fake cases” against him.
The provincial opposition leader said the government wanted to prevent him from attending the budget session and that’s why it had ramped up action against him. “…they have filed various baseless cases against me and have raided my home multiple times. It is important to note that one SHO who conducted these raids and harassed my family was himself a criminal absconder being tried for murder,” the letter alleged.
The Sindh opposition leader further said, “During the last month when the son of one of my family friends was arrested, he was told by one front man of Zardari that there are direct orders from the Zardari to harm my life. He was told that police and the anti-corruption department were instructed to arrest me and then a PPP blue-eyed officer, who is a known criminal, their frontman and whose name was recently also in the apex committee findings, would ensure that I was murdered in police or joint custody, making it look like an accident,” the letter alleged. “The roots [sic] were sowed in Bilawal House,” the PTI lawmaker alleged.
The letter further said that if something happened to Haleem Sheikh then the “sole responsibility will go to Asif Zardari, Bilawal Zardari, CM Murad Ali Shah…and some facilitators”.
The copies of the letter were sent to the Karachi Corps commander, Sindh Assembly speaker, interior secretary, Sindh Rangers DG, ISI sector commander, Sindh IG, Sindh AIG, and IB joint director in Karachi.