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August 6, 2017

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Gulalai seeks security after threats

ISLAMABAD: Member of National Assembly Ayesha Gulalai, who has left the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after levelling allegations against Imran Khan, has now sent separate letters to the Federal Interior Ministry and Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in which she sought security against threats and adverse measures by various elements.

In her letter to the federal interior secretary, Ayesha Gulalai stated, "Keeping in view the current political situation after my resignation from membership of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the reasons of my resignations, threats including those of acid attack are being hurled at me and my family."

"We have serious security concerns, therefore, security may be provided immediately," she said. 

Some elements using fake social media accounts incited the people against Ayesha Gulalai and one of them even suggested to carry out acid attack on her due to her allegations of harassment against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership. 

Gulalai also sent a letter to IGP of KP Salahuddin Mehsud asking him to take notice of the statement of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Transport and Mass Transit Malik Shah Muhammad Khan Wazir who has asked for a tribal Jirga to demolish the house of MNA Ayesha Gulalai in Bannu.

She maintained in her letter that her sister Maria Toorpakai, who is top ranked squash player in Pakistan, has constructed a welfare hospital in Bannu and it is not their house.

She said the hospital provides medical treatment to the people belonging to lower strata of life.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister has also threatened to cancel her domicile and expel her family from the area through Jirga.

According to prominent musician Salman Ahmad, Imran Khan has welcomed a ‘forensic examination’ of the Ayesha Gulalai case.  In his tweet, Salman Ahmad also shared a picture of his meeting with Imran Khan.

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