Haleem condemns crackdown on PTI protests

Haleem condemns crackdown on PTI protests

Our Correspondent June 22, 2024
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters stage a protest outside the Karachi Press Club to demand the release of party founder Imran Khan. Photo: Jalal Qureshi/Express


Following the call of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), protests and rallies were held across Sindh, as well as the rest of the country, demanding the release of PTI founder and Chairman Imran Khan. In Karachi, a rally led by PTI Sindh President Haleem Adil Sheikh took place in various parts of the city.

Key PTI Sindh leaders, including Rizwan Niazi, Alamgir Khan, Moazzam Khan, Abid Qureshi, Seem Khan, Maulana Jameel Azhar Vathra, Anwar Mehdi, Ayesha Rashid and others, participated in the rally.

Addressing the rally participants, Haleem Adil Sheikh stated that Imran Khan is fighting for the survival of Pakistan and has been unjustly imprisoned on false charges. He urged the public to take to the streets and register their protests in support of their leader. "The country is going through a very delicate phase," Sheikh remarked.

Sheikh emphasized that peaceful protest is a constitutional right of every Pakistani, but the current regime has sidelined the constitution and laws, effectively imposing a civilian dictatorship. He also criticized the heavy police presence at Insaf House in Karachi, aimed at arresting PTI workers, while other parties are permitted to hold their programs with protocol, calling this a double standard that is fostering public resentment.

Sheikh further accused the so-called democratic government of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Sindh of depriving the people of their basic rights. He highlighted that the entire nation is witnessing that Imran Khan is politically victimization by current government, who has been unjustly imprisoned since August 5, 2023. "As long as the judiciary in this country is not independent, justice will not prevail," he added, claiming that the rights of the people are being usurped.


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