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Haleem Adil Sheikh detained during Malir PS-88 by-election

Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh was detained on Tuesday by Malir police after the the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ordered his expulsion from Karachi’s constituency of PS-88 Malir, where by-polls are taking place for a seat of the Sindh Assembly.

M A Baloch, the provincial lawmaker’s spokesperson, confirmed that Sheikh had been detained by police officials in Darsano Chano area of Malir. However, the police has not commented on the situation so far.

The constituency that mainly consists of the city’s suburbs in Malir saw an aggressive election campaign from all political parties, especially the PPP and the PTI.

Strict security arrangements have been made as area residents come to polling stations to vote for their area representatives.During the polling, different incidents of violence and chaos were reported.

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