Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Ayesha Gulalai on Thursday officially joined the Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain-led Pakistan Muslim League (Q).
While addressing a press conference in Lahore Ayesha Gulalai along with PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chaudhry Sarwar, Noor Wali, and other party leaders made a statement regarding quitting the PTI.
During the press conference, Ayesha Gulalai confirmed her decision to join the PML-Q, expressing her confidence in the party’s leadership and vision.
Earlier prominent leader from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Noor Wali also announced his departure from the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and become part of the PML-Q.
Remember that PTI senior leaders and members have parted their ways with the party following the 9th May violence, wherein military installations including General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and Corps Commander House Lahore were attacked by violent PTI Protestor after the arrest of party chairman Imran Khan.
A day earlier Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Faces major blow as Senior leader Fawad Chaudhry , Former Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari and Former Punjab Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan Depart Party Following 9th May Violence.
Ayesha Gulalai Political Career
Ayesha Gulali Wazir began her political career as a human rights activist from South Waziristan. A social activist, Ayesha Gulalai joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the year 2012 and was nominated as a member of the PTI central committee.
Gulalai indirectly elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of PTI on a reserved seat for women from the FATA in 2013 general elections, making her the first-ever female Member of the National Assembly from FATA as well one of the youngest member of the parliament.
She quit PTI in August 2017, accusing that the party does not guarantee respect and dignity to women. She had blamed Imran Khan for inappropriate text messages sent to her in October, 2013.
In February 2018, Ayesha Gulalai launched her own party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Gulalai), as a faction of PTI.
Prior to joining PTI, Ayesha served as the Chief Coordinator of the Pakistan People’s Party for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, and was also briefly part of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).