PM Imran Khan concerned over ailing Haleem Adil Sheikh

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed great concern over the ailing Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) stalwart, Haleem Adil Sheikh who has been shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for further treatment.

According to the spokesperson, PM Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, wherein he expressed concern over Haleem Adil Sheikh’s health. The PTI leader was last night moved to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) after he complained of chest pain.

Ismail apprised the premier of the ongoing situation, as well as the details of the alleged torture on Sheikh in police custody. “The prime minister of Pakistan has given the assurance of [required] action” in this regard, the spokesperson added.

50 ‘hired goons of PPP tried to kill me’

Haleem Adil Sheikh, who was last admitted to the NICVD after complaining of chest pain, has been shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

Speaking to Geo News, the Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly, alleged that 50 workers of the provincial ruling party and associated with the Lyari gang war “were hired by the PPP to kill me”.

“Is there only one room in the jail? Video from the room where I was being hit for 18 seconds should be shown,” Sheikh said. “50 people of the [Lyari] gang war were hired by the PPP to kill me.

“I was placed in the ward of Daesh terrorist Saad Aziz. I was not given any second-class prison facilities,” the PTI leader claimed, adding that he had told the prison administration that his life was in danger.

“A police officer named Ehsan Mehar saved my life,” he added.