PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Member National Assembly Dawar Khan Kundi has accused Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Revenue Minister Ali Amin Gandapur of being in touch with members of banned outfits, which is why “PTI Chairperson Imran Khan was not acting against the latter”.
In a TV interview, Kundi said Imran was scared of Ali Amin as he was in contact with members of banned outfits. The MNA added that Ali Amin’s influence was the reason why no action had been taken against him while he continues to back the accused who tore off the clothes of a 16-year-old girl and forced her to walk through the streets of her village in DI Khan over an ‘honour’ row.
Ali Amin responded to the allegations saying Kundi was “out of his senses” just like “Ayesha Gulalai was”. The PTI leader added that he would visit the incident survivor’s family to clear the air and ensure his support. Ali Amin added that had he been in contact with members of banned outfits, his house would not have been attacked, neither would he have been threatened.
Earlier, Kundi wrote a letter to Imran claiming that Ali Amin is related to the family who had attacked the girl. Kundi, who was elected from NA-25, also asked Imran and KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to remove Ali Amin from his post as the revenue minister of the province. Reacting to the allegations, Ali Amin claimed that Kundi was using the case for his personal interests. “He is a political rival and is forcing the victim to say what he wants.”
As per police reports, a 16-year old girl, on October 27 was accosted by a group of men while she went out to fetch water, who stripped her and dragged her along the ground before making her parade on the streets naked for an hour.
The victim’s brother allegedly had an affair with a woman. After learning about it, the village council had ruled that the woman’s family could get even by disrespecting his sister.
The police took notice of the issue after the incident sparked an outrage on social media.