IHC allows protective bail to PTI leader Haleem

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday granted a protective bail to Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly and PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh, and barred the police from arresting him.

The PTI leader, in his petition, had said that the coalition government had started targeting his party ever-since it took office. He stated that he had learnt from credible sources that the government had plans to teach him and other PTI leaders a lesson. “Although I am not nominated in the Masjide Nabawi case, still I am afraid that I might be arrested in some other case,” read the petition.

Sheikh prayed to the court to bar the authorities from harassing him and order them to present the record of all the FIRs registered against him at different police stations. “I request the court to the IHC to accept my plea for protective bail,” the PTI leader stated in his petition.