KARACHI: The administrative judge of anti-terrorism courts on Monday directed the special public prosecutor to present his arguments in the Sindh Assembly on the bail pleas filed by opposition leader Haleem Adil Sheikh.
Police have arrested Sheikh and five of his associates in four criminal cases related to obstruction of the election process and violence during the by-elections in PS-88 constituency, besides demolishing his alleged illegal farmhouse. In addition to obstructing and attacking government officials, they have been detained.
On Monday, the PTI leader heard his pleas in two cases registered at the Memon Goth police station. His lawyer, Amir Mansab Qureshi, argued before the court that there were no direct charges against his client, except during the by-elections on February 16 for inciting people to torture, firing, attempted murder and terrorism. There is no evidence of incitement. . He sought bail for Haleem Sheikh in addition to Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act as the provisions of the Pakistan Penal Code included in the case are bailable. In another case, the defense counsel told the judge that Anti-Encroachment Force and police officials tried to demolish a farmhouse near his client in Solangi Goth on February 6.