August 02 , 2017

PTI issues legal notice to Gulalai, demands apology

Fawad demanded that ECP sent a notification disqualifying former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from party presidency
by inp

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sent a notification disqualifying former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from party presidency on Wednesday.

Addressing a press conference, the PTI leader said only a person who is eligible to be an MNA can head a party. Since the Supreme Court has disqualified Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case, he no longer should be the party’s president.

“PML-N currently is an illegal party. We don’t understand why has ECP not notified [Nawaz] about party presidency,” Chaudhry said.

Fawad Choudhary told that (PTI) has issued a “legal notice” to former party member Ayesha Gulalai for her allegations against Imran Khan, demanding an apology and resignation from her National Assembly seat.

Chaudhry said that since Gulalai has accused the party of moral and financial corruption, she should no longer remain on the NA seat on PTI’s ticket. He added that if she fails to resign, the party will request the Election Commission of Pakistan to denotify her.

“We know that she [Gulalai] met Amir Muqam a day before [she held the press conference],” Chaudhry maintained, implying that she was in talks with Pakistan Muslim League–N ( PML-N).

Another party member, Alia Hamza, expressed her anger at Gulalai’s allegations, saying that Imran Khan had never disrespected her or any other female party member.

“Our party is called the women’s party,” Hamza claimed. “With her accusations, she has not insulted Mr Khan — she has insulted us [women].”

In an angry tirade, she asked why Gulalai remained in the party for four years if she was facing harassment. Hamza accused her of ruining politics for women for personal gains.

“You weren’t even part of the core committee, yet you sat on the stage with party leaders during the [thanksgiving celebrations],” she said. “Imran Khan and the party gave you immense respect.”Gulalai has already denied that she would be joining the PML-N in a press conference on Tuesday night, in which she leveled a series of scathing allegations against Imran Khan and other top party members.



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