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PTI serves notice to Marwat over remarks against Gohar

PTI asks politician to tender written apology for claims against former party chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan

By Haider Sherazi
February 24, 2024
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sher Afzal Khan Marwat. —Sher Afzal Khan Marwat/Facebook
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Sher Afzal Khan Marwat. —Sher Afzal Khan Marwat/Facebook 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Saturday served a show-cause notice to party leader Sher Afzal Marwat over his remarks against the party's top leader Barrister Gohar Ali Khan.

In the notice, Marwat has been asked to submit an apology letter for his 'claims' within two days, or else action would be taken as per party policy in case of a non-satisfactory answer.

"A tense situation has arisen due to your statement," said the former ruling party in its statement.

A day earlier, Marwat claimed that Barrister Gohar Khan was “removed” as the chairman of the former ruling party over “unsatisfactory” performance.

His remarks came a day after Gohar announced that the PTI’s next chairman nominee is Barrister Ali Zafar. The party's internal elections are scheduled to take place on March 3.

Talking to Geo News, Marwat said: “Incompetence and poor performance are the reasons behind Gohar’s removal as chairman. Barrister Gohar is a gentleman but his performance was not satisfactory.”

Responding to a question, the PTI leader said that Gohar failed to meet the workers’ expectations. “To run a party office, one has to be active all the time, but this did not happen.”

Following the election results, the party leadership’s approach was not commendable, he said, adding that Gohar should have led the party after the polls, but he failed.