Imran Khan moves SC seeking probe into PM House audio leaks

Imran Khan moves SC seeking probe into PM House audio leaks

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former premier Imran Khan on Thursday filed a petition in the Supreme Court of (SC) seeking formation of a joint investigation team (JIT) or a judicial commission to probe the Prime Minister's (PM) House audio leaks.

In his petition, the PTI chief  requested the court for detailed probe and investigation into the illegal surveillance, recording, retention, custody and release/leaking of the surveillance data, with directions to determine the authenticity of the audio leaks and to identify and bring to task and punish the persons responsible for authorising and conducting the illegal surveillance, and the collection and subsequent release of the surveillance data, including the audio leaks”.

Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Information Technology (IT) Ministry of Information, Intelligence Bureau (IB), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) have been made parties in the petition.

It is pertinent to mention that, a series of audio recordings surfaced allegedly featuring the leadership of the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) holding informal conversations never meant to be heard by the public.

Former premier Imran, who is among those purportedly featured in the controversial audio clips, had said earlier this month that the PTI would move the courts to establish the "authenticity" of the recently leaked audio tapes and have a JIT constituted to bring to light those responsible for the bugging of the PM House and Office.