Islamabad [Pakistan]Jan 14 (ANI): Pakistan’s Sindh High Court has again instructed the provincial home secretary on legal plans for special commandos of the police to be assigned to escort leaders of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Dawn reported.
The statement came after Haleem Adil Sheikh, the leader of the opposition party in the Sindh Provincial Assembly, filed a petition in court demanding adequate security as he was reportedly threatened.
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At the beginning of the hearing, a police officer filed a compliance report on behalf of the Sindh police chief, which was filed under the last court order specifying the deployment of special commandos.
In response, the two judges, led by Judge Naimatullah Phulpoto, pointed out that according to the IGP report, four trained police officers had been provided to the petitioner, Dawn reported.
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Adjourning the hearing until January 30, the judge repeated his instructions to the Home Secretary.
According to a report filed on behalf of the IGP, the Supreme Court passed an order in April 2018 saying 555 police officers and 43 vans were deployed to protect 161 dignitaries, including 42 police officers of eight former governors and chief ministers, 10 The Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Provincial Assembly, 125 provincial ministers, 65 serving and retired secretaries and commissioners/assistant commissioners each.
According to Dawn, the petitioner pleaded with the provincial authorities and the police as defendants, asking the police to deploy his security on the grounds that other political leaders in the ruling PPP are also taking advantage of some of the protection provided by the Home Ministry and IG Sindh police.
Earlier, Haleem Adil Sheikh was arrested in Lahore in July on charges of terrorism and land grabbing, Geo TV reported.
In May, Karachi police filed an FIR against Haleem Adil Sheikh on charges of terrorism and land grabbing.
According to ARY News, the Anti-Traveling Police Division 2 and the Gulshan-e-Maymaar Police Station have filed a case against the Sheikh.
The FIR includes a land grab component and a terrorist component. Government official Abdul Waleed submitted the terrorist FIR to PTI leaders.
It is worth noting that in 2021, the leader of the opposition in Sindh Province was sentenced to one and a half months in prison for multiple crimes including interference in government affairs, rebellion and aerial shooting. (Arnie)
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