Imran exploited KP govt funds for NA-120 election campaign: Ayesha Gulalai | Pakistan Today

Imran exploited KP govt funds for NA-120 election campaign: Ayesha Gulalai

Says PTI chief is a ‘drug addict’; a dope test should be necessary for politicians

ISLAMABAD: Disgruntled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ayesha Gulalai said on Tuesday that party chief Imran Khan along with other party members exploited funds of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government funds for personal use.

She said this while talking to media after appearing before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), where a reference against her defying party orders was heard.

In a scathing criticism of the PTI chairman, she claimed that Imran is a drug addict, while adding that a dope test should be necessary for politicians.

She further said that these funds have especially been misappropriated for the by-election campaign for NA-120. She accused the PTI chairman of being supported by a ‘certain land mafia’ in Lahore.

Gulalai said she is sympathetic towards PTI’s NA-120 candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid as “she had to lose because of Imran Niazi”.

“Imran is usurping the rights of women; I raised my voice and he sent a reference against me, but the NAB [has] cleared me of any wrongdoing,” said Gulalai.

She alleged that the PTI chairman had the support of a ‘certain land mafia’ in Lahore, which does not suffice for winning an election.

“Did Imran not see anyone else than Sheikh Rasheed as a prime minister candidate,” asked Gulalai, adding that, currently, the party does not have a single worker with a vision.

She also said that Imran does not represent the middle class as he is supportive of feudal lords and corrupt people.

Commenting on the party further, she said, “PTI has been hijacked by the likes of Firdous Ashiq Awan, Fawad Chaudhry, Aleem Khan and Babar Awan.”

She added that the PTI is still her party; unfortunately, due to Imran, the party has lost direction. Gulalai vowed to hold a rally soon, and said the party will kick out Imran as well.

On August 1 this year, Gulalai had announced her exit from the party amid a flurry of scathing allegations against Imran Khan and other top party members.

Gulalai made the announcement moments before the election of a new prime minister, citing “ill-treatment” of women in the party as the reason behind her decision. She claimed that she had communicated her grievances to the party leadership but no action had been taken.

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