Monday, November 28

Haleem says conspiracy hatched to get him murdered

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh said Wednesday that a conspiracy had been hatched to get him murdered.

Addressing a press conference here at Adil House, he said Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Zardari, Murad Ali Shah and their team had hatched the conspiracy to kill him at Bilawal House and CM House. He said the anti-corruption department and Sindh police had been given a task to stifle his voice.

He said earlier SHO Faizan Karim, who was wanted in a murder case, was sent to arrest him. He said previously when was arrested, a snake was left in his barrack. He said he was also attacked in jail with an objective to kill him. Haleem said after he became the leader of opposition, about 20 fake cases were lodged against him including those under terrorism sections. He said he would write to Chief Justice of Supreme Court in this regard.

He said he was stopped from joining the budget session. He said last year he was stopped to make a speech on assembly floor. Haleem said he had got a bail from Peshawar High Court. He said he could not attend the budget session because of the marriage ceremony of his daughter. He said police was sent to harass his family members.

The opposition leader said Murad Ali Shah had claimed that he was presenting the 10th budget but he didn’t tell how much corruption was committed in Sindh during those 10 years. He said till last year, Rs8900 billion were given to Sindh but nobody knew where they were spent. He said from this money, only Rs1600bn were kept for development and as per the auditor general, Rs1400 billion were embezzled. He said standard of health, education and other basic services was falling in Sindh.

He said the rulers of Sindh were corrupt and thieves. He said previous day, Sindh’s female MPA Dua Bhutto was harassed and her mobile phone was stolen. He said that in this incident, Riaz Shah, son of Aijaz Sheerazi, earned a bad name for sake of a ministry. He said our parliamentary party leader Khurram Sherzaman complained to CM Murad Ali Shah but he did not extend cooperation. He said they had proofs of this mobile phone theft and we would deal with the people involved in it. He said the mobile phone was stolen on behest of Murad Ali Shah.

He said sending police to his home on the occasion of the marriage ceremony of his daughter, Asif Ali Zardari violated Baloch tradition. He said Ali Hassan Brohi was involved in those activities who was involved in kidnapping of a Nigerian citizen and other cases.

He said those thieves were the production of Donald Lu. He said on March 25, our workers, including PTI Sindh leader Ali Zaidi, were beaten up. He said the dark night of oppression was about to end and we would make all those involved in those dirty tactics fully accountable for those misdeeds.