Friday, December 29, 2017

Ayesha Gulalai reveals name of her new political party

The PTI renegade's new political party to be named Tehreek-e-Insaf Gulalai of PTI-G

LAHORE: Member of National Assembly (MNA) and former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member Ayesha Gulalai has revealed the name of her new political party, which she announced to form earlier this month.

Gulalai recently met PTI leader Seema Anwar in Lahore, a video of the occasion shows, in which she said her new political party will be called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-Gulalai or PTI-G.

During the meeting, Gulalai asked for a list of angry PTI female members from Anwar and extended an offer to her to join her new party, which Seema turned down saying that she is receiving much respect in the PTI.

Seema asked the PTI renegade if she thought she could get a ticket on a special seat, to which Gulalai responded that only investors and rich leaders get that seat.

“I know Imran Khan very well, don’t live on fake hopes,” Gulalai cautioned Seema.

'Given clear message in video'

In a separate video, Seema Anwar clarified that she would continue working for Imran-led PTI and would continue her efforts with the party "till death".

She added that she can not even think of betraying the Imran or PTI, as she has received respect in the party and holds a key position. 

 "I am not doing this for the party, I am working for the betterment of Pakistan and our future generations," said Anwar. 

"There is no question about it, I will not be betraying the party and am always there for the party and till death, I will work for the party." 

The PTI leader also clarified that it was Gulalai who visited her and offered her a 'front seat' in her new party. 

Earlier this month, Gulalai said she would officially announce her new political party “sometime around the New Year”.

I have always spoken the truth and the time is ripe to create and lead my own political party, she said at the time.

Gulalai announced to quit PTI in August after levelling allegations of harassment and corruption against the PTI chief Imran Khan. Relations between Gulalai and the party leadership have since turned sour.