Senior Superintendent of Police Malir Irfan Bahadur had confirmed on Tuesday that the PTI leader had been arrested after clashes took place amid polling in the city’s PS-88 constituency.
Sheikh was held at the Special Investigation Unit in Saddar, police said in the evening .
The PTI leader denied accusations he had caused the fight, vowing ‘payback’ against those who were complicit in framing him. A video statement of the PTI leader was released on Tuesday following his arrest.
“I have been informed by the SSP Malir that I have been arrested,” he had said.
“As Leader of the Opposition, I should have been given security,” Sheikh had said, adding that security was withdrawn “on the orders of Zardari and Bilawal”.
He had said that he was not present in the constituency but his workers were “attacked”.
PTI leader Haleem Adil Sheikh has been shifted to a local hospital after he complained of pain in his chest, less than a week after he was arrested for allegedly entering a polling station while armed and engaging in aerial firing.
Sheikh, who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly, had requested the jail superintendent to take him to the hospital after feeling pain in the chest, whereupon he was transferred by ambulance to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD).