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Pakistan parliament forms committee to probe harassment allegations against Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Parliament adopted a motion on Friday to form a committee which will probe the harassment allegations against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan.

On Tuesday, National Assembly Member Ayesha Gulalai left the PTI claiming that women affiliated with the party faced constant harassment in the party. She accused the PTI chief of sending her lewd text messages.

File image of Imran Khan. Getty Images

File image of Imran Khan. Getty Images

The motion was presented by lawmaker 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 the Inspector General of 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," Abbasi said in his speech.

PTI lawmaker Shireen Mazari rejected the prime minister's suggestion and said that, instead of Imran Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khuwaja Asif should be probed for abusing her in the house.

Updated Date: Aug 04, 2017 18:50 PM

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