Former human rights minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari has indirectly confirmed the authenticity of the leaked audio clip of former first lady Bushra Bibi purportedly asking Dr Arslan Khalid, the former secretary of the party’s social media team, to term the party’s opponents ‘traitors’ on social media.
Commenting on the leaked audio clip, the former minister said that the content of the audio is apolitical and irrelevant, adding that “no substantial” conversation is in the audio and “the actual problem here is of phone tapping”.
“One wonders how much did the US help in tapping the phones,” she said.
She claimed that the conspiracy against the PTI chairperson is coming to the fore, adding that the handlers of the conspiracy have become afraid of the party’s massive rallies across the country.
She said that the “neutrals and the government” cannot find evidence of corruption against Imran Khan.
She further said that the incumbent government is now facing uphill tasks on several fronts, as it is already entangled with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to revive the stalled loan programme. “The government is in trouble as the IMF is calling for accountability for corruption,” the former minister added.