PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh is being escorted by plainclothesmen in Lahore in the wee hours of Wednesday. - Screen grab from Twitter

Opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly and PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh was taken into custody by plainclothesmen in Lahore, the MPA’s spokesman said on Wednesday.

The police have, however, not yet confirmed the statement issued by the spokesman.

Earlier in the night, the MPA’s spokesman claimed that he was taken into custody by men in civilian dress in Lahore. However, the claim has not been confirmed by the police so far.

The spokesman said that Sheikh had been taken into custody from a private hotel in Lahore.

The PTI leader’s spokesman also did not specify which agency’s personnel detained him.

Taking to Twitter, the PTI leader’s daughter confirmed that “He [Haleem Adil Sheikh] was picked up from his hotel in Lahore at 3:30 am by men in civilian clothing, we have no idea where he is right now or if he is safe!”

The CCTV footage being shared on social media shows a double-cabin car pulled over outside the hotel. Plainclothesmen entered the hotel and took Sheikh away with them.

According to the spokesman, Sheikh reached Lahore on Tuesday.

Condemning the PTI leader’s detention, former governor of Sindh Imran Ismail said: “It is feared that criminals in the Sindh government have abducted him.”

Haleem Adil’s whereabout are still not known, he added.

He also warned that the Sindh government would be responsible if Haleem was harmed in any way whatsoever.


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