IHC rejects plea seeking Ayesha Gulalai’s disqualification


Islamabad, Sept 23 (TNS): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected a petition seeking the disqualification of MNA Ayesha Gulalai as member of National Assembly.

The court decided that the petition filed against Gulalai by Advocate Kulsoom Khaliq was not maintainable.

Earlier, Justice Amir Farooq of the IHC heard the petitioner, who submitted that Gulalai had levelled baseless allegations of harassment against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan without presenting any evidence and breached public trust on the floor of the National Assembly.

The petitioner further submitted that the MNA had lied about initiating legal proceedings against the PTI chief.

The court was asked to disqualify Gulalai for violating the Representation of People Act 1976.

The court reserved is decision and announced it later in the day.

On August 1, Gulalai had accused the PTI chief and his ‘gang’ of sending lewd text messages to women workers, saying they were constantly harassed within the party.