PM Shehbaz Sharif says he did not leak any audio

By: News Desk
Published: 04:29 PM, 6 Oct, 2022
PM Shehbaz Sharif says he did not leak any audio
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday categorically rebutted the rumours that he leaked the audio.

The PM stated this during a press conference held here in Islamabad and clarified himself by saying that if he was involved in leaking the audio then why he released his own audio?

He also said that his government was not involved in leaking any video. He also linked the leakage of different audios as a conspiracy from Imran Khan like the cypher conspiracy.

PM Shehbaz also highlighted the details of the cypher conspiracy from former premier Imran Khan and urged a treason case against him for such kind of act.

The fabric of the conspiracy has been found with Imran Khan, the PM said adding that this is the worst conspiracy against Pakistan and a betrayal of the nation.

The PM further stated that Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri presented the cypher issue in the House at the behest of Imran Khan. 

And, within no time, Imran Khan announced the dissolving of the national assembly and moved a summary to the President of Pakistan and unfortunately, President Arif Alvi accepted the summary to dissolve the assembly within 20 minutes, PM added.

He said Maryam Nawaz Sharif was given a clean chit by the Supreme Court but this should be expressed to the nation who gave NRO to Imran Khan's sister Aleema Khan.

He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is on the verge of defaulting on loans while Imran Khan is stopping the world from helping the Pakistani flood victims.

The PM said after a great struggle and working hard day and night, they have succeeded in making the agreement with International Monitory Fund (IMF). 

PM Shehbaz said recent audio leaks regarding Cipher have exposed the true face of PTI Chairman Imran Khan before the nation.

He said it was the PTI Chairman who played with the national interests and hurt the country's relationship with the outside world which the present government is trying to repair and improve.    

Shehbaz Sharif said the coalition government stands vindicated in its stance.     

The PM strongly criticized PTI Chairman Imran Khan and regretted that baseless allegations were levelled against their constitutional struggle. He also made it clear that the government has no role in the audio leaks.

He said that by building a deceitful narrative of conspiracy against his government, Imran Khan committed treason against Pakistan and inflicted irreparable damage to the country’s reputation.

Referring to an audio leak revealing a conversation between the then prime minister Imran Khan and ex-principal secretary Azam Khan about using the classified diplomatic cable for political purposes, he said the episode had badly damaged Pakistan’s relations with the friendly countries.

PM Shehbaz said sans the audio leak, the ambiguity could prevail for years but Allah blessed the nation by exposing Imran Khan’s “fraud, deceit and worst conspiracy” against Pakistan.

PM Shehbaz said the government has spent almost Rs100 billion for the relief and assistance of the flood-affected people.

He said under BISP, sixty billion rupees have already been spent. Billions of rupees have been spent on the provision of blankets, tents, food packages and other items to the flood victims.

He said China has provided ninety million dollars for the flood victims while other countries including the US, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Japan have also come forward for the assistance of the flood-affected people.

He said federal and provincial governments as well as other institutions are strenuously working to extend relief to the flood victims. He however regretted that the PTI Chairman is trying to create hurdles in the way of assistance pouring in from abroad.

Responding to a question, the Prime Minister said Islamabad High Court has given a clean chit to Maryam Nawaz on merit. He said Maryam Nawaz appeared before the courts for four years and also faced imprisonment with Nawaz Sharif.