Islamabad (Web Desk): Another alleged audio of former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan purportedly featuring him talking about 'horse trading' in the parliament.
This is latest in a series of leaks from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), and comments made by former prime minister Imran Khan in the purported audio suggested that it was recorded before the voting on the no-confidence motion was held against him.
The 0.45-second audio starts with Imran purportedly stating “don’t think everything is over", a possible reference to the vote of no confidence in March this year.
October 7, 2022
"From this point onwards, the next 48 hours is a long long time. Plenty of things are happening and I am also making some moves which we can't disclose to the public," says the voice attributed to the PTI chief.
"I am buying five [MNAs], I have five [MNAs]," the voice allegedly to be of Imran's states.
"Those five are important. Tell him, if he can secure five more, we will have a total of ten. The game will be in our hands.”
Towards the end of the audio, Imran can be heard saying that the nation is alarmed at the moment and wants “us” to win in any way. "Nobody should worry and think if this is right or wrong, whatever tactic it is.
Breaking even a single lawmaker will make a big difference,” the voice believed to be PTI chief's adds.
Reacting to the development, senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry claimed that this audio is edited and the people know the source of the audio leaks.
"Can you justify the NRO22 by making such audios? It won't happen. People know where these are being produced and how," the former minister said.
کیا اس طرح آوازیں جوڑ کر آپ #NRO22 کو جائز ثابت کر لیں گے؟ یہ نہیں ہونا یہ آڈیوز جہاں بن رہی ہیں ان کا بھی لوگوں کو پتہ ہے اور کیسے بن رہی ہیں ان کا بھی، اب فیصلہ #حقیقی_آزادی_مارچ کرے گا— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 7, 2022
The latest audio released on Friday is the third such featuring Imran Khan.
On September 28, an audio clip purportedly revealed a conversation between former PM Imran and then principal secretary Azam Khan about the cipher, shared by Asad Majeed, the then envoy to the US, which Imran has used to peddle his foreign conspiracy narrative.
In the clip, the former prime minister allegedly tells Azam to "play up" the cipher and turn it into a foreign plot to oust his government but adds that there is no need to name any country.
On September 30, another clip surfaced, supposedly a continuation of the conversation in the previous recording, purportedly featuring PTI leaders Asad Umar and Shah Mahmood Qureshi discussing the “foreign conspiracy” cipher with Imran Khan and Azam Khan.