Parliamentary committee to probe harassment allegations not ‘credible:

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 The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday said the parliamentary committee, to probe into Member National Assembly (MNA) Ayesha Gulalai’s sexual harassment allegations, is not credible.

PTI Chief Whip in the NA — Shireen Mazari — wrote a letter to NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, stating that a parliamentary committee that included PTI’s political opponents ‘has no credibility,’ because ”political opponents can’t be accusers, judge and jury.’

“…such a biased committee will become a tool for victimizing political opponents in the future also and will set a bad parliamentary precedent,” the letter said.

 

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Mazari’s letter to the NA speaker assured him of the party’s commitment to a ‘credible, neutral inquiry,” and proposed that an independent Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Office be appointed.

 

PTI on Monday decided to support the formation of a parliamentary ethics committee following the allegations levelled against party chairman Imran Khan by MNA Ayesha Gulalai.

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