Afghan MP rejects allegation of sexually assaulting dancer in Peshawar

ShirAn Afghan parliamentarian who has been accused of sexually assaulting a female dancer in Peshawar city of Pakistan said on Sunday that his enemies are spreading propaganda against him.

While talking to a press conference in Kabul, Haji Shir Ali Ahmadzai said that certain people are trying to damage his image.

Ahmadzai, who represents Kuchis at the Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the Parliament, criticized local media for publishing the news without consulting him for comments.

He said those who have published the news need to apologize.

The news broke out in a number of local and foreign media on Friday stating that a dancing girl has registered rape case against Shir Ali in Peshawar.

The report further stated that the dancing girl was invited for performance but later subjected to rape.

Media reports also stated that police raided the house of Shir Ali in Hayatabad Phase II but he had already escaped leaving a passport and other documents behind.

Police claimed that he also had a citizenship card for Pakistan. -KP


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