NA speaker seeks nominations for parliamentary committee to investigate into Gulalai's allegations

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Member of National Assembly (MNA) and former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ayesha Gulalai has said that she will forgive PTI Chairman Imran Khan if he accepts his mistake and apologises for sending her unsolicited text messages that she says caused her considerable mental distress.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the country's interim prime minister, has called for an investigation into claims that Mr Khan bombarded a member of the national assembly nearly 40 years his junior with lewd text messages over a long period.

On Friday, Parliament passed a motion to constitute an inquiry committee of the House to hold an in-camera probe into Gulalai's allegations.

In an explosive presser on Tuesday, Gulalai claimed that the culture being promoted by certain party leaders was not in line with Pakthtun cultural values.

Women lawmakers of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday submitted a resolution in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly for the disqualification of Imran Khan in light of the allegations made by Ayesha Gulalai.

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He said her allegations against Imran had earned her disrespect in the hearts of people. "After all, she is a woman, and I don't want to say anything against her", he said.

Gulalai has showed the alleged messages to senior journalist Hamid Mir.

The allegations against Mr Khan have overshadowed the... "I was astonished to hear that".

A member of the North Waziristan Agency grand tribal jirga - a collection of elders - has warned they will besiege the house of a woman lawmaker who has accused cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan of sexual harassment if she doesn't produce proof of the same. "Do your worst; stoop as low as you can; me & my struggle-hardened party will become ever stronger IA", Khan wrote on Twitter. He, however, said Gulalai was a courageous woman who exposed the real face of PTI chief.

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