Former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) member and MNA Ayesha Gulalai said on Saturday 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.

"If Imran Khan accepts that he has done it [harassed Gulalai] and seeks forgiveness from God, the nation and its women, I will forgive him," Gulalai said in a phone call with DawnNews.

Earlier this week, Gulalai had made the shock announcement that she was quitting the PTI, levelling a series of scathing allegations against Khan and his "gang", including that they used to send inappropriate text messages to female members of the party.

Gulalai's allegations caused a furore among party members and deepened an existing rift with the ruling PML-N, with PTI accusing their arch rivals of masterminding a ploy to malign their party chief.

The ruling PML-N, as well as the PPP, backed Gulalai’s allegations against Khan and called for an investigation into the matter.

The National Assembly on Friday subsequently passed a motion calling for the formation of a special committee to investigate the allegations against Imran Khan and ordering it to submit a report on the matter within a month.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also assured the provision of round-the-clock security for the MNA after she claimed on television that she was "scared for her life".



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