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Army Chief warned Imran Khan that PM House not secure

As per Fawad Chaudhry, the COAS suggested to the former premier to upgrade the security of the PM House.

PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has revealed that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa had warned PTI Chairman Imran Khan and former Prime Minister Imran Khan that the PM House was not safe for vital discussions.

Fawad Chaudhry made the revelations while talking to a private media channel. He said the army chief had repeatedly, not just once, suggested to the then premier, Imran Khan to debug the PM House by using the latest technology, as according to General Bajwa, it is not safe to talk in the PM House.

As per Fawad Chaudhry, the COAS suggested to the former premier to upgrade the security of the PM House with state-of-the-art technology from the era of General (retd.) Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, at the headquarters.

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Interestingly, Fawad Chaudhry was asked why Imran Khan did not pay attention to the Army Chief and whether there was any mistrust. Fawad Chaudhry clarified that there was no mistrust and that PTI does not believe in any privacy. To clarify, PTI has always advocated transparency in government dealings.

Audio leaks fiasco

The leaked audios have raised alarm over Pakistan’s cyber security. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif termed the surfacing of audio leaks of conversations between key government figures a “serious security lapse” and announced the formation of a high-level committee led by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to probe the matter.

The audio leaks fiasco which engulfed the entire nation also targeted Imran Khan earlier Wednesday. A sound bite of former prime minister Imran Khan speaking about the cipher surfaced after multiple audio leaks of top government officials.

In the alleged conversation, Imran Khan can be heard talking to his close aide Azam Khan who is informing Imran Khan about the US cipher. The audio leak has raised the question of that was the PM kept unaware of the cipher.

“We can’t take the name of America. So let’s just play with it. We will say that the date was already there,” Imran Khan allegedly said to Azam Khan.

Read more: Imran Khan’s alleged audio on US cipher leaked

Pertinent to mention that the cipher, based on then-envoy Asad Majeed’s meeting with State Department official Donald Lu, is at the center of PTI’s claim that the US conspired with elements within Pakistan to dislodge Imran Khan from office.