The National Assembly adopted a motion on Friday to form a committee which will probe into harassment allegations against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.
Earlier this week, MNA Ayesha Gulalai left the PTI claiming that women affiliated with the party faced constant harassment from within the party ranks. She accused the PTI chief of sending her lewd text messages.
The motion was presented by MNA Arifa Khalid Parvez and accepted by the house.
Speaking on the matter, Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi said it affected the integrity of the house and the issue of harassment should be taken seriously.
He said IG Punjab had been ordered to provide security to Gulalai, who was receiving threats following her disclosures against the PTI chief.
“Both the PTI chief and Gulalai are respectable personalities; therefore, a committee should be formed to probe the allegations,” PM Abbasi said in his speech in the assembly.
PTI lawmaker Shireen Mazari rejected the PM’s suggestions and said instead of Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khuwaja Asif should be probed for abusing her in the house.
Sheikh Rashid moves privilege motion against PML-N
Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rashid moved a privilege motion against PML-N lawmakers over being “manhandled”.
Rashid claimed that following the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif he was attacked by PML-N supporters. “The house must investigate who are the people who attacked me. No matter who I am, I should be given respect because I am part of this assembly,” he said.
The opposition parties then staged a walk out in support of the AML leader and against the attack on him.
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