IK, Gandapur’s links with Taliban common knowledge: Ayesha Gulalai

Estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ayesha Gulalai on Wednesday said that it is common knowledge that party chief Imran Khan and Ali Amin Gandapur have links with the Taliban.
“Everyone knows Imran and Gandapur have links with the Taliban. This is why journalists, DC and others are afraid of them,” she claimed in a press conference.
Gulalai hurled multiple accusations on PTI MNA Gandapur, saying he has links with and patronises drug users.
“Everyone knew what was detained from his car,” she said in a reference to the incident where alcohol was recovered from his car in 2016.
Gulalai also criticised Imran for “not saying a word” on the DI Khan incident in which a girl was forced to strip and was paraded naked in public by perpetrators allegedly supported by Gandapur.
“Imran talks about justice, he comments about everything under the sun but hasn’t said a word about the incident,” she said.Gandapur has denied lending any kind of support to the accused and promised to visit the survivor’s family to clear the air and ensure his support after PTI MNA Dawar Khan Kundi had accused Gandapur of backing the accused.
The incident occurred on October 27, when the 16-year-old girl was returning home after fetching water when men surrounded her, stripped her and forcefully made her walk in the locality for an hour as a “punishment” for her brother’s relationship with a woman in the village.