Islamabad (August 7, 2017): The former PTI leader and member parliament Ayesha Gulalai reiterated her allegations against PTI Chairman Imran Khan, demanded public apology and said women in PTI should not compromise on prestige and honour.
Addressing in parliament on National Assembly floor, amid PTI members ruckus, she assailed PTI leadership and alleged that after leaving PTI her family being targeted and maligned as her character assassination campaign was running.
“PTI social media brigade has targeted my family including my sister Maria Torpakae-national squash player- even she was far away from politics. It shows how much the PTI members morally degraded,” she said adding that her old father was also attacked on social media.Gulalai vowed that she has performed her duty by exposing real face of PTI leadership as she will never bow down before threats even not her family.
“If character is lost, everything is lost,” Gulalai said, adding that she was being victimized for telling the truth.
She lashed out ticket distribution in PTI and alleged that PTI women were awarded assembly seats on relationship.
“However I became MNA on merit, therefore why I render resignation,” she said.
She alleged that corruption was rampant in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.“Imran Khan says accountability should begin from the big fish, but why does he not begin it from big fish within the party?” she asked. She also alleged that the PTI leaders distributed reserved seats for women among their relatives.
Gulalai had left PTI a week ago, accusing the party chief Imran Khan of sending her unsolicited text messages and citing ill-treatment of women in the party.
She lamented that the country’s youths were being trained to avenge exit of party’s members. “Trend has been set to target anyone who has parted ways with the PTI.”
Ayesha Gulalai announced that she will not give up her National Assembly seat, adding she doesn’t believe in personalities like Imran Khan as a person should have moral character.
Rejecting ‘the trend of abusing others’ and slamming the senior leadership of the opposition party. Gulalai pointed out that no one can save the nation from downfall when due respect is not given to the mothers and daughters.
“Being MNA, it is my duty to protect the honour of women,” she added while explaining that Islam also preaches cleanliness of the soul. PTI lawmakers. especially women, chanted slogans against her but she remained undeterred, claiming to know on which merit PTI women get selected. She admitted that weak women face discrimination and no one answers to their call.
While advising women, she said no compromise should be made on respect and honour. Ayesha Gulalai criticised PTI’s ‘social media brigade’ for abusing and threatening anyone who parts ways with the party. She claimed that people are now taking revenge from her family, including her father and sportswomen sister.
Talking about the threats, she claimed a provincial minister from PTI had threatened to demolish her sister’s welfare hospital. “A PTI minister attacked Maria Toorpakai Wazir’s welfare hospital with his band of workers and threatened to demolish it. Where are the ideal police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP),” she asked.
She praised Bilawal Bhutto and Jamaat-e-Islami for supporting her, and made it clear that no threat can stop her. “Accountability commission is involved in revenge action against me,” she alleged. Gulalai requested the humanitarian and women rights organisations to stand with her family.
The PTI members continuously made uproar during her speech and tried to bar her but Ayesha did not stop and completed her speech.
Earlier, PTI protested against the presence of Gulali in NA, with its chief whip Shireen Mazari requesting “the stranger in the house” to be sent out of the assembly since she had quit the party.