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Wednesday Aug 02 2017

PTI women wing to move tribal jirga if Gulalai does not withdraw allegations


PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) women wing has warned it will move the tribal jirga if Ayesha Gulalai does not withdraw her allegations of misconduct against party chief Imran Khan.

Addressing a presser at the Peshawar Press Club, women wing president Naeema Naz said they will approach the jirga if Gulalai does not take back her allegations that Imran Khan “is a characterless person” and “sent inappropriate text messages to her”.

“Why had she been silent all this time over the text message she said she received [from him] in 2013?” Naz questioned, a day after Gulalai, the former PTI MNA, quit her party claiming the honour of women was not safe in the party because of Imran Khan.

MPA Zareen Zia, speaking in the press conference, claimed that Gulalai had levelled “baseless” and “false” accusations at the party chief.

“PTI and Imran Khan have [always] respected women. There are 10 PTI MPAs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly; none of them has a BlackBerry. Even Imran Khan does not have a BlackBerry,” she said.

Zareen noted that Gulalai had been made member of the central executive committee in PTI. “She wanted NA-1 ticket and when it was refused, she left the party. She has left two parties before also.”

"Why didn't she think of respect when she was taking incentives during the past four years?"  

The MPA claimed that Amir Muqam, the provincial president of PML-N, was behind “all this matter”.

“I received the first message in October can check Imran’s BlackBerry,” Gulalai had said on Tuesday, adding that the PTI chairman urged other women to use BlackBerry phones so messages could not be traced.

“Check his BlackBerry and you will know everything,” she had alleged.