Aisha Gulalai disqualification: EC to announce decision Monday


ISLAMABAD: A decision about Election Commission (EC)’s reference against the disqualification of Aisha Gulalai filed by Imran Khan will be announced on Monday.

PTI chief Imran Khan’s lawyer Sikander Mohmand reiterated before the commission last week that Gulalai announced to leave the party and then backtracked from her statement.

She does not need to present a written resignation to leave the party, said the lawyer, upon which the ECP inquired regarding the adequate party procedure for leaving.

According to the party constitution, no fixed method is present for resigning, Mohmand said, adding that the party chief can expel a member.

“Gulalai leaving the party but not leaving assembly membership is not possible as per the party Constitution,” said the lawyer.

He further said that after the declaration from Imran Khan, Ayesha Gulalai’s assembly membership should be cancelled.

Gulalai’s lawyer barrister Masroor rejected PTI accusations and said that expressing the desire to leave the party and actually resigning are not the same thing.

Taking a jibe at PTI, the lawyer said that the party had also announced to resign from parliament in 2014.

Gulalai has never tendered her resignation to the party and said that she isn’t leaving PTI in National Assembly on August 7, Masroor said.

On the other hand, the hearing of the case of former leader of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Zia Afridi will also be held on the same day.

According to the cause list issued by Election Commission, reference against KP MPA Ziaullah Afridi sent by Imran Khan will be heard Monday.