KARACHI: Police have arrested Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) leader Haleem Adil Sheikh in Karachi for violating orders of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The PTI leader also had a verbal spat with the police officials in PS-88 Malir-II.
The ECP had written a letter to the law enforcement agencies seeking to expel the PTI leader from the area. The ECP had said he had been roaming about in the PS-88 constituency since 8:00 am.
According to the ECP, a public office holder cannot visit the constituency where an election is going on, while the PTI lawmaker was patrolling in the area along with his armed guards.
The by-election in PS-88 is underway in Malir-II on Tuesday (today).
As many as 108 polling stations have been set up in the constituency, out of which 36 have been declared sensitive and another 33 highly sensitive.
There are a total of 145,627 registered voters in the constituency (81,425 male and 64,202 female).
The seat fell vacant after Murtaza Baloch, the minister for human settlement, died of Covid-19 on June 2, 2020.
The government of Sindh announced holiday in the constituency to facilitate the voters to cast their votes.