ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has expelled Farooq Bandial from party following the backlash on social media for welcoming convicted person in the party.
According to PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary, Imran Khan has taken immediate action and expelled Bandial from party. “There is no place for convicted criminal in the party”.
چئرمین تحریک انصاف عمران خان نے ان اطلاعات کا سخت نوٹس لیا ہے جن کے مطابق ایک سزا یافتہ مجرم تحریک انصاف کا حصہ بنا ہے ، نعیم الحق پر مبنی ایک رکنی کمیٹی تین دنوں میں حقائق چئرمین کے سامنے رکھے گی، تحریک انصاف کسی صورت اخلاقی معیارات پر سمجھوتہ نہیں کرے گی
— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) May 31, 2018
However, Haque took to Twitter within hours and said that Farooq Bandiyal’s entry into PTI was unfortunate and that he had been expelled from the party with immediate effect.
Farooq Bandials entry into PTI was unfortunate. He has been expelled from the party with immediate effect. We have no place for people with such record in our party. He should not even be in any political party.
— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) May 31, 2018
Reports on social media alleged that Bandiyal had been involved in a robbery and rape at the residence of renowned actress Shabnam.
Bandiyal was also sentenced to death for his involvement in the robbery and rape case, during the reign of Zia-ul-Haq.
The case surfaced in 1978. The actress has her flick ‘Aina’ released around those days.