Imran Khan harassed female party workers, alleges former PTI member


Islamabad: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf lawmaker Ayesha Gulalai has accused cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan of harassing female party members and sending indecent text messages, Pakistani media reported. Gulalai, who hails from South Waziristan tribal region, quit the party on Tuesday citing “ill-treatment” of women as the reason behind her move.

Announcing to quit the party, she said, “My integrity matters to me the most” and “I cannot compromise when it comes to my honour and dignity.” She also accused Khan of sending “obscene text messages” to women leaders of the party. She refused to share the messages but said that “they were so mean that nobody can tolerate them.”

Taking a jibe at Khan, she said he suffered from “psychological problems” and “gets jealous of, people who are better than him.” She also leveled charges of corruption against PTI government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and its Chief Minister Pervez Khattak who she alleged was acting like “mafia boss”.

Rejecting the allegations, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said that Gulalai had “sold her soul to PMLN for money”. “It is old tactic of PMLN that they buy people and she (Gulalai) has sold herself. She has been used and would be forgotten in 24 hours, he said.

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