Parliamentary committee formed to investigate Ayesha Gulalai's claims

Dunya News

Committee will conduct on-camera probe into the controversial claims of lewd messages from PTI chief

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A motion was approved in the National Assembly to investigate Ayesha Gulalai’s allegations against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

A parliamentary committee will be formed to conduct an on-camera probe into the matter. The special team members will investigate the alleged lewd messages sent to Ayesha Gulalai by Imran Khan. The approval of the committee was made after a motion was passed with majority in the lower house.

In fact, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi proposed the formation of special committee during his NA address and said that one member of the Assembly leveled severe allegations against another and it would be appropriate to handle it at the level of the house. He said it is a question of honour and dignity of the house and we have to enhance its prestige, assuring that the investigation will allow both sides to defend their stance.

The committee will present its findings within one month. PML-N lawmaker Marvi Memom sided with the former PTI female leader by praising her bravery.

However, PTI has rejected the committee by calling it biased and having unequal representation from both sides. PTI leader Shireen Mazari suggested Ayesha Gulalai to present evidence if she has any.

During a press conference in Lahore, PTI MNA Shafqat Mahmood said the investigators will not conduct a neutral probe which is why they have decided to reject the special parliamentary committee.