ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday said that the allegations leveled by former party leader Ayesha Gulalai are false and a “coordinated effort” by rival Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) and a media group, ARY News reported.
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“I suspect and I am grieved that PML-N is using her and it is their (PML-N) old tactic to use money to achieve their ends,” Imran Khan told ARY News in an exclusive interview.
He added that he always believed that Ayesha Gulalai had a lot of potential and he used to appreciate for her enthusiasm but never thought that she will go this far and level shameless allegations on him.
Imran Khan maintained that he feels PML-N’s Ameer Muqam and a number of other people are behind this episode.
“I have only lived 10 years as a married guy and stayed bachelor for the rest of my life, did you even hear anything about me like that?” Imran Khan asked the interviewers.
He added that Ayesha took four years to come up with these allegations if she is not lying or if he (Imran Khan) was in her place, he would have spoken at the very moment he received the first lewd message.
Imran Khan assured all women who want to join PTI that his party respects women and he has warned his party men that he will himself take action against anyone who mistreats a woman.
Ayesha Gulalai Wazir, the MNA who announced to leave PTI on Tuesday, claimed in a presser and then in an ARY News interview that Imran Khan used to send “indecent messages” to her.
In the press conference on Tuesday, Ayesha Gulalai had said that one of her reasons to leave the party was that the party chief Imran Khan and his cronies send indecent text messages to female members while in her Wednesday interview on ARY News, she said that such messages shocked her but she decided to ignore them to concern on her duties as a lawmaker.
About the proof, Gualai maintained that she will only present the messages in a court of law when required.
The Marriage Question
Answering the question about whether Ayesha Gulalai asked him to marry her, as alleged by some party leaders, Imran Khan said that he will not reply to such a question.
“I will not comment on that because she is a woman, people are verbally abusing her and it’s not a good thing. I feel bad about all this and I am deeply grieved over how people attacked her sister, who is a squash player,” said Imran Khan.
‘I invite Naz Baloch to rejoin PTI’
The PTI chief used the forum to invite former PTI leader Naz Baloch to rejoin his party as “she did not lie after leaving PTI”.
Naz Baloch left PTI last month and joined Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) by saying that the Imran Khan-led party does not provide women with due representation.
“I liked the way she behaved after leaving PTI as she did not level false allegations. A person’s character is revealed when he or she faces a test. I will invite her to rejoin PTI ” said Imran Khan.
‘Will Not Allow Rigging in Next Elections’
Answering a question about next general elections, Imran Khan said this time his party will not allow anyone to rig the polls.
“This time, we will present our demands and we will take assurance that the umpires remain neutral and will take to streets if our just demands are not met,” said the PTI chief.
HERE IS THE VIDEO OF FULL INTERVIEW