Audio leaks issue: PM Shehbaz summons NSC meeting 

Audio leaks issue: PM Shehbaz summons NSC meeting 

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) to discuss matters pertaining to national security including audio leaks allegedly featuring conversation of the premier with high-profile government officials.

According to sources, the premier will convene the meeting on Wednesday. The meeting will be attended by the leadership of all three armed forces, federal ministers and committee members.

The sources further said that the NSC will also discuss flood situation, national security and other matters.

"The NSC meeting is expected to make important decisions in view of the audio leaks," the sources added.

It is pertinent to mention that audio recordings of purported conversations between key government figures, including Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz and some federal cabinet members, discussing governance matters privately surfaced over the weekend, prompting concerns over the security of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

The audios drew sharp criticism from the opposition, which expressed concerns over the security of the PMO. However, several government ministers had insisted that the audios pointed to no wrongdoing.