Pakistan’s Opposition leader raises concerns on PMO audio leaks, demands thorough investigation

The previous minister additional claimed that the hacker who allegedly leaked these audios had extra necessary audios that are but to floor.

The previous minister additional claimed that the hacker who allegedly leaked these audios had extra necessary audios that are but to floor.

The latest leak of a sequence of audio clips from Pakistan Prime Minister’s Workplace has drawn sharp criticism from the opposition chief and former Data Minister Fawad Chaudhury on September 26, 2022.

Addressing a press convention, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Mr. Chaudhury raised critical issues over the PMO’s safety after the leaked audio clips surfaced on social media on Sunday wherein Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N chief Maryam Nawaz and a few key members of the federal cupboard had been heard discussing governance issues.

Stressing the seriousness of the matter, Mr. Chaudhury stated that “telephone tapping had sadly grow to be a standard incidence in Pakistan and is a “nationwide safety disaster” within the nation.

“This exhibits that the PMO is kind of weak when it comes to cybersecurity and something might be leaked from there,” he was quoted as saying by the Daybreak newspaper.

The ex-minister additional claimed that the hacker who allegedly leaked these audios had extra necessary audios that are but to floor.

Criticising Prime Minister Shehbaz and the PML-N, the ex-minister accused them of “not having the ability to run the federal government” successfully.

“We’re going to place these audios earlier than the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan,” he stated, demanding an impartial probe.

He additionally demanded an official assertion from the federal government on the problem. Pakistan has seen many governments being caught up in audio and video leak scandals however there has by no means been a radical investigation.

Within the newest leaked audio clip, an alleged voice of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is heard to be informing “a authorities official” about Maryam Nawaz — Prime Minister Shehbaz’s niece who supposedly holds fairly an affect within the authorities to be seeking to import equipment from India for an influence plant, on the request of her son-in-law Raheel, The Specific Tribune newspaper reported.

Chaudhry additional demanded that motion be taken towards Shehbaz for allegedly facilitating the procurement of equipment from India at his relative’s insistence.

“A brand new Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference should be filed towards the prime minister for the alleged misuse of authority. I additionally ask the Nationwide Meeting speaker to summon the premier and different Members of the Nationwide Meeting earlier than the privilege committee to reply about it,” he added.

In the meantime, the federal government has not but ordered any inquiry into the leaks although, Data Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb stated that the premier would look into it and may order an inquiry on his return from London.

“The choice to carry an inquiry into the audio leaks might be taken by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as soon as he returns to Pakistan,” the federal government’s spokesperson stated through telephone from London, with out denying the authenticity of the leaked audios, the Specific Tribune quoted her as saying.

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