Conversation of Prime Minister Leaked
Imran Khan, the former prime minister, seized the chance to criticize his rivals, particularly Maryam Nawaz, whose conversation with the prime minister was also leaked online, as members of the ruling coalition urged strict action in response to audio leaks featuring the prime minister and other important officials.
Speaking to a crowd in Karak, the PTI leader charged the PML-N leader with corruption and engaging in “illegal deeds” ever since he gained power. He asserted that Ms. Maryam and her party were merely elected into office for financial gain and that they desired to “trade with India for their personal benefit.”
He asserted that although trade between the two nations has not restarted, Maryam’s son-in-law is illegally importing machinery from India, demonstrating that the PML-N “would chose to ignore the sacrifices of Kashmiris for money.”
Matter of Audio Leaks
In the meantime, PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry told a press conference in Faisalabad that the matter of the audio leaks was being handled “extremely seriously” because it threatened both the national security and the sanctity of the Prime Minister’s House.
Mr. Chaudhry accused the establishment, asking, “Who is aiming at the PM House? Are there still any members of the ‘Khalai Makhlooq’ who helped install Imran Khan and backed his administration and are now anxious because Imran was ousted?”
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Maryam Nawaz’s Son-in-law
Mr. Chaudhry claimed that Ms. Maryam’s son-in-law was a “big businessman” even before the couple started dating while discussing the leak in which he was referenced.
He added that Ms Maryam was being targeted by Imran Khan and his supporters and that the investigations into the tape leak will shed light on a number of issues.
Separately, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the leader of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), called for harsh measures in response to the leaks. He reportedly claimed the situation was “extremely serious” and needed immediate attention, according to Dawn.com.
Who Hacked the Discussion?
He remarked at a press conference in Multan, “Today, audio calls of the Prime Minister House are surfacing, thus I would encourage the premier to take strict action and ask who hacked the discussion.
Shireen Mazari, the PTI leader, reiterated Mr. Chaudhry’s worries in a tweet.
“The real question is who set up the PMO/PM House bug. Devices were put in these locations, which allowed for the hacking to occur. So, who is accountable, and from where did the directives or decisions originate? That is a concern that needs to be addressed as well,” Ms. Mazari said.