PTI on Wednesday issued a “legal notice” to its former party member Ayesha Gulalai, demanding she apologizes for her allegations in opposition to PTI Chairman Imran Khan a day earlier and resign from the NA seat of PTI, or pay Rs30 million in damages to the aggrieved parties.
The authorized discover was served by Advocate Ahsan Jawed on behalf of the occasion’s central media coordinator Jawed Bader.
The discover presents two choices to Gulalai ─ to both tender an “unconditional apology” to Khan and the PTI for her “baseless and indecent allegations” in a press convention, or to pay “Rs30m as compensation on account of injury to reputation, inflicting psychological torture, agony and endangering the occasion’s future and insurance policies,”.
The ‘authorized discover’ was adopted by a show-cause discover issued by the PTI, who suspended her occasion membership over alleged violation of occasion guidelines and self-discipline.
The discover, issued by PTI Common Secretary Jahangir Tareen, demanded Gulalai reply inside seven days to alleged misconduct and breach of occasion self-discipline.
PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry at a press convention right this moment introduced that the occasion had issued a ‘authorized discover’ to Gulalai.
Chaudhry mentioned that since Gulalai had accused the occasion of ethical and monetary corruption, she ought to not stay on the NA seat on PTI’s ticket. He added that if she didn’t resign, the occasion would request the Election Fee of Pakistan to denotify her.
“We all know that she [Gulalai] met Amir Muqam a day earlier than [she held the press conference],” Chaudhry maintained, implying that she was in talks with PML-N.
Gulalai, nonetheless, had denied that she could be becoming a member of the PML-N in a press convention on Tuesday evening, by which she leveled a collection of scathing allegations towards Imran Khan and different high occasion members.
Initially citing ‘ill-treatment’ of ladies within the occasion as the rationale behind her choice to stop the PTI, Gulalai went on to allege that she had obtained ‘inappropriate’ textual content messages from occasion management and accused sure members of the occasion of involvement in corrupt practices.
One other occasion member, Alia Hamza, angered over Gulalai’s allegations, maintained that Imran Khan had by no means disrespected her or some other feminine occasion member.
“Our occasion is named the ladies’s occasion,” Hamza claimed. “Along with her accusations, she has not insulted Mr. Khan — she has insulted us [women].”
In an offended tirade, Hamza requested why Gulalai had remained within the occasion for 4 years if she was dealing with harassment, and accused her of ruining politics for ladies for private features.
“You were not even a part of the core committee, but you sat on the stage with occasion leaders throughout the [Thanksgiving celebrations],” she mentioned. “Imran Khan and the occasion gave you immense respect,” she claimed.
PTI’s Yasmin Rashid, who can be contesting the NA-120 by-poll towards Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, additionally mentioned that she was extraordinarily damage by Gulalai’s allegations. She added that if the occasion didn’t respect girls, she wouldn’t have remained a member for seven years.
“If Mr Khan had no respect for ladies, he wouldn’t have nominated me for the PTI’s essential occasion [Punjab wing] normal secretary,” she mentioned.
“Though there’s a higher variety of males in our occasion, I, as a girl, was elected throughout the intra-party election, which simply goes to point out how a lot our occasion respects girls,” she claimed.
She additionally claimed that though many individuals pressured the PTI chairman to appoint another person to contest the 2013 Common Election from the NA-120 constituency, Khan remained adamant that she stay the occasion’s candidate for the seat.
“He mentioned, ‘That is Yasmin’s seat, and he or she would be the occasion candidate from this sector.’,” she claimed. “I felt honored. If my occasion had not supported me, I might not have gotten 52,000 votes.”
She added that for the upcoming NA-120 by-poll, she had been nominated by Khan regardless of there being a lot of male candidates who may have competed for the seat as an alternative of her.