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PTI approaches police to register FIR against Ayesha Gulalai

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 August 2017, 12:25 IST

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf worker has approached a police station in Peshawar to invoke section 499/500 of Pakistan Penal code to register an FIR against MNA Ayesha Gulalai for defaming the party and its chairman, Imran Khan.

On Friday, Muhammad Amir Khan,chairman of the PTI's Youth Revival Committee PTI has submitted an application to the SHO of Peshawar's Hayatabad police station, requesting him to lodge an FIR against Gulalai.Khan claimed that Gulalai made allegations against Imran at Muqam and Reham's behest.

The SHO Hayatabad said they had received the application but it could not be entertained because it had no legal grounds. "The PTI worker has submitted an application but the crime has not been taken place in my area so he should instead go to the court and file a writ petition," Dawn quoted him as saying. "No FIR can be filed on the grounds provided in his application."

The application said Gulalai put him under immense mental agony as she "lied through electronic and print media by making false allegations against my party chairman Imran Khan and my party PTI."

Gulalai on August 1 resigned from the PTI after accusing Imran and his 'gang' of immoral behaviour against women. Gulalai had claimed that the PTI chief had been sending her obscene messages since 2013, a charge vehemently refuted by the PTI.

PTI Imran Khan has accused Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz of coordinating with media group to malign him over former PTI member Ayesha Gulalai harassment allegation.

He suspected the PML-N had used Gulalai and their "old smear tactics" to achieve their own ends.

Khan claimed he was taken by surprise by the MNA's allegations, especially because he had met her only 24 hours before her explosive press conference on Tuesday. "She was there with the NA-1 delegation; we discussed the seat as she wanted a ticket and asked me to let her campaign there... [and] give a speech," the Dawn quoted Khan, as saying.

"I told her that her performance in the assembly was not good and we had given her a reserved seat. I thought she had a lot of potential...; she performed very well in the beginning.... I don't know what happened to her," the PTI chief said.


First published: 5 August 2017, 12:25 IST