ISLAMABAD – Serious speculations ensued following Ayesha Gulalai’s announcement that she will quit the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) on Tuesday.

Gulalai cited ill-treatment of women in the party as the reason for her decision. She said that she had conveyed her grievances to the party leadership but no action was taken, forcing her to take the decision.

However, social media was quick to declare the sudden resignation, that came moments ahead of the prime ministerial election in National Assembly, a result of personal differences with party’s chairman, Imran Khan.

PTI’s official Twitter account also posted an ambiguous tweet fuelling the speculations further: