Sanaullah says will apologise if Imran surrenders phone over Gulalai’s allegations


LAHORE: In a video statement on Tuesday, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah refused to tender an unconditional apology for his demeaning remarks for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) female workers.

Sanaullah, reacting to the PTI’s April 29 Minar-e-Pakistan rally, had said that “the women who attended the rally were not from honourable families because their dance moves implied where they had actually come from.”

The minister said that he will only apologise if Imran Khan surrenders his BlackBerry phone over Ayesha Gulalai’s allegations.

He earlier attempted to clarify his statements saying that he issued “general comments” on the crowd who attended the PTI rallies on October 30 and April 29.

“I didn’t point out any specific male or female worker,” the provincial law minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said.

The senior politician chose to take a shot at the PTI chief by saying that the party should also see how they reacted to the sexual harassment allegations levelled by disgruntled MNA Ayesha Gulalai against Imran Khan.

“Didn’t Imran Khan sexually harass her through messages? Didn’t he target a specific female worker,” he questioned.