Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Amir Muqam has rubbished on Thursday allegations by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that he is the puppeteer behind Ayesha Gulalai’s allegations against Imran Khan.
While addressing the media in Islamabad, Muqam said he called Gulalai after her allegations made it to the media, and talked hardly for a minute. “I told her I appreciate you speaking the truth,” added Muqam, saying that he has never met or spoken to her before or after that phone call.
Gulalai, a PTI MNA from South Waziristan, alleged on Tuesday that Imran had sent her improper text messages. She had also alleged that the “honour of women is not safe” in the party, and announced leaving the PTI.
“I don’t believe in conspiracies, I only believe in being transparent in front of the people,” claimed Muqam.
Muqam, a senior PML-N leader from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and a member of the recently-dissolved Nawaz Sharif cabinet, lashed out at the PTI for promoting a ‘culture of lying’.
He firmly rejected claims that he paid Gulalai to level the allegations. “Why would I need Gulalai to level allegations of corruption against the KP government when the whole world knows it already,” he said.