According to the daughter of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf key member and Sindh’s Opposition Leader Haleem Adil Sheikh, he has been “kidnapped” from his hotel room in Lahore at 3:30am by men in civilian clothing. Ayesha Haleem Sheikh took to Twitter in early hours of Wednesday to tweet about her father’s disappearance.
CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE???? WHY HAVE THEY TAKEN HIM AT 3 AM?!!!! WHERE IS HE???? pic.twitter.com/9ApdP80wnL
— Ayesha Haleem Adil Sheikh (@ayesha_haleem) July 5, 2022
She did multiple tweets and shared the CCTV footage of the hotel from where Sheikh has been detained. She added that the family contacted Punjab Police but it did not have any knowledge of the incident.
The PTI leadership also expressed its shock at the arrest.
حلیم عادل شیخ کی گرفتاری کی مزمت کرتا ہوں۔ یہ آمریت کے حربے ہیں۔ ہمییں بتایا نہیں جا رہا کہ حلیم بھائ گہاں ہیں۔ ان جرم سچ بولنا ہے جو موجودہ امپورٹڈ کو گوارہ نہیں۔ عدلیہ اور ادارے انصاف دیں
— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) July 6, 2022
Opposition leader Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh also arrested in Lahore. This imported govt really running scared. Strongly condemn it
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) July 6, 2022
Last night Sindh Opposition ldr PTI's Haleem Adil Sheikh was "arrested" in Lahore by plainclothes men with no warrant. Regime change conspirators in panic mode as people's anger rising against Imported govt's crushing economic burden on them. Condemnable. #PakistanUnderFascism
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) July 6, 2022