HYDERABAD: Motorcade of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Haleem Adil Sheikh was pelted with eggs and stones while passing by Zardari House in Nawabshah on Sunday.
Sheikh told reporters in Hyderabad that PTI activists managed to catch hold of Sindh Peoples Youth Organisation’s district president Asad Zardari from among the miscreants and beaten him up.
He had left Nawabshah press club and reached the residence PTI district president Inayat Rind from where his motorcade took the route that passed by Zardari House. As soon as they neared it they came under attack, he said.
He said that he kept calling Benazirabad SSP Amir Saud Magsi during and after the attack but the police officer did not attend his call. Sindh police were acting like personal servants of PPP, he said.
APP adds: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain condemned attack on PTI’s Leader of Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh and said that he was being targeted and victimized because he had been exposing Sindh government’s corruption.
In a statement issued from Islamabad, the minister said that Sheikh was earlier arrested under false cases and now his motorcade was attacked in a cowardly act. Those who claimed to have faith in freedom of expression in Sindh wanted to silence the voice of their opposition leader, he said.
The entire Sindh government and its machinery were bent on doing harm to PTI leader, said Chaudhry. “Such dastardly acts are being carried out at the behest of the provincial government with the aim of covering up corruption of the PPP leadership,” he said.
The minister said that Sindh’s infrastructure was in ruins and educational institutions gave the look of cattle pens. Sheikh would continue to be the voice of the people of Sindh, he said
NAWABSHAH: PPP Shaheed Benazirabad on Sunday termed attack on PTI’s Haleem Sheikh a natural reaction by party workers to his badmouthing their leaders.
A meeting of the party leaders chaired by the PPP district president Ali Akbar Jamali said that Sheikh always leveled false accusations on PPP to earn cheap publicity. The PTI leader had been using abusive language against Zardari clan and PPP which had infuriated the party workers, he said.
The meeting said that Sheikh deliberately took Stadium Road and PTI workers shouted anti-PPP slogans while passing by Zardari House. PPP workers also raised slogans against PTI and Sheikh in reaction while PTI workers beat up unarmed Jiyalas, he said the episode had been captured in a video clip.
Published in Dawn, August 2nd , 2021