LAHORE: Ayesha Gulalai, a former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member and MNA, has been asked by a sessions court on Saturday to submit a reply on October 16 in reference to a legal notice served to her by PTI central media coordinator Javed Badar earlier this month.
The PTI coordinator had served a legal notice to Gulalai on August 2, through his counsel Ahsan Javed, for defaming PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
The notice sent by Javed had demanded that the MNA should reply to the notice within 10 days, either in form of an unconditional apology or by paying Rs30 million as compensation for her ‘baseless allegations’ against the PTI chairman. The notice also alleged that the allegations have caused prejudice to the repute of the chairman, causing immense agony, mental torture and shock to him, his supporters and party workers.
Earlier, Imran Khan had also sent a notice to Gulalai stating that she has defected from the party in terms of Article 63 A (1) of the Constitution, and stated that she publically resigned from the party and did not vote for the party’s designated candidate in the prime minister’s elections on August 1.
It also mentioned that Gulalai had failed to reply to a show-cause notice issued to her by the party on August 10.