Veteran Journalist Hamid Mir has revealed that ‘compromising’ footage feauturing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan existed.
Rapping Imran over his conduct over the recent audio leaks, he said if he was subjected to one it was termed a conspiracy. If, however, it happened to another, it was branded a success for Imran.
The journalist made the comments in Geo News Programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath broadcast on Wednesday. Mir said there were three to four videos of this kind. He said Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah had confirmed having watched one of these.
The journalist, who argued against the influential being subjected to ‘leaks’, said footage of this kind existed on scores. Adding another note of caution, Mir said if such videos surfaced the people would be in for a shocker.
Imran Khan claimed earlier on Wednesday that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was behind the leak of a purported audio of his conversation with bureaucrat Azam Khan on a cypher long cited by the PTI chairman as evidence of an international conspiracy to oust him from office.
“Shehbaz Sharif and all are behind this leak,” Khan told journalists. He welcomed the leak sardonically saying it bode well. “They have done a great job,” he said. Asked to clarify by what he meant by his use of the term “play” in the audio, Khan said he was yet to commence his “innings”.
In the recording, the former PM can be allegedly heard directing his principal secretary on how what needed to be done was just “play” on the cypher. “All we need to do is play on this cypher,” he can allegedly be heard saying. The development followed in the wake of audio recordings of PM Shehbaz in conversation with senior government functionaries on Sunday.