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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Imran Khan files plea in SC seeking probe into PM House audio leaks

Interestingly, Imran Khan has named the ministries of Interior, Defence, IT, Information, PEMRA, Intelligence Bureau, and FIA as respondents in the petition. 

PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has filed a plea in the Supreme Court (SC), seeking an investigation into the Prime Minister House audio leaks.

According to the details, Imran Khan filed a plea in the Supreme Court for the formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) or a judicial commission to probe the PM House audio leaks.

Imran Khan also appealed to the apex court to supervise the investigations into the audio leaks so it “completes its task in a satisfactory manner” and the “illegal surveillance is put to a permanent end”.

Moreover, the former Prime Minister has also urged the Supreme Court to hold the officials behind the audio leaks accountable.

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“Direct the Government and all relevant agencies and authorities to take all necessary steps to prevent the release, publication, dissemination, sharing, broadcast and spread of any of the surveillance data, including the further use of the audio leaks,” said the PTI chief.

Interestingly, Imran Khan has named the ministries of Interior, Defence, IT, Information, PEMRA, Intelligence Bureau, and FIA as respondents in the petition.

The audio leak fiasco

Earlier this month, many audios are being released by a “hacker” who has claimed of possessing multiple audio clips from the PM House. Many audio clips have been released lately, including those of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Imran Khan’s first audio leak was on the US cipher and is at the center of PTI’s claim that the US conspired with elements within Pakistan to dislodge Imran Khan from office. It was released in two parts.

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Two audio leaks allegedly involving the PTI chief also went viral on Friday. Imran Khan, in one of them, was heard allegedly discussing horse trading with an aide.

The leaked audios have put the PM Office’s security in question. Pertinent to mention that the federal cabinet has already formed a committee to investigate the breach of security.