Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ayesha Gulalai said that the PTI chief Imran Khan had asked his supporters to throw acid on her face as soon as she came out with allegations against him.
She took to Twitter on Tuesday while participating in the online trend #MeToo, being used by women worldwide to speak up on being sexually harassed.
— Ayesha Gulalai (@AyeshaGuIaIai) October 17, 2017
On Sunday, Gulalai tweeted that even though a committee was formed to investigate her allegations of sexual harassment against the PTI chief, he was refusing to turn up before it.
میرے الزامات کی تحقیقات کے لیے پارلیمانی کمیٹی بنائی گئی تھی،نیازی آج تک پیش نہیں ہوا،اسےبولو وہاں آئے میں ثبوت دینے کو تیار تھی اور ہوں۔
— Ayesha Gulalai (@AyeshaGuIaIai) October 15, 2017
On August 1, Gulalai had accused the PTI chief and other party members of sending inappropriate text messages to her, claiming that women in the PTI were consistently harassed by the male party members.
The PTI served a legal notice to Gulalai asking her to prove her harassment allegations against party chief or apologise; failure to do which, she would be sued for Rs30 million.
Imran also wrote a letter to the National Assembly speaker requesting him to terminate Gulalai as a parliament member. Khan, in his letter, Gulalai did not vote for Sheikh Rashid– the party’s candidate for the seat of the prime minister– in violation of the party rules.
#MeToo started trending on social media on Sunday across the globe after American actor Alyssa Milano asked women to write Me Too as their status if they had ever been harassed, to show people the magnitude of the problem.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017