PESHAWAR: A member of grand tribal jirga from North Waziristan Agency has warned that the tribesmen will besiege the house of MNA Ayesha Gulalai if she doesn’t produce the proof about the allegations she has levelled against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.

Speaking at a news conference here on Friday, Malik Jalal Khan Wazir took strong exception to the reports attaching her with tribal society, saying Ms Gulalai neither belonged to Waziristan nor was she a tribal woman, because whatever she had done during last four days was against the norms of tribal people.

“We cannot expect a tribal woman to adopt such lifestyle. The woman is unaware of the South and North Waziristan Agencies because she is not a resident of the tribal region,” Mr Wazir claimed.

He said the tribal families never allowed their daughters to show up before media or irrelevant people. But, he said Shamsul Qayyum, the father of Ms Gulalai, used her for the sake of money only.

Jalal Wazir stressed the need for an inquiry against Mr Qayyum for bringing a bad name to the tribal people for his own personal interests. “The tribal people want to know as to how much money Ms Gulalai has taken for levelling such allegations,” he demanded.

Flanked by other tribal elders, Mr Wazir said her statement about sending of inappropriate messages on her mobile by Imran Khan had not only insulted the Pakhtuns but also disgraced a large number of women workers affiliated with PTI.

The tribal elder asked Ms Gulalai to present her blackberry to any relevant forum to clear her position. He said her allegations against Imran had earned her disrespect in the hearts of people.

The tribal elder also sought a probe into the funds collected by the MNA during her foreign visits in name of building a hospital. She must be held accountable for fundraising campaigns in Dubai and Qatar, he added. He also asked her to immediately resign as member of National Assembly as she did not come through direct election but the seat was given to her by PTI.

Published in Dawn, August 5th, 2017