“If I was involved in the audio leaks of Imran, why would I leak my own?” PM Shehbaz
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif took a jibe at PTI Chairman Imran Khan on the audio leaks of PM House that have come to light in recent weeks, saying that the nation was confused for 5 months by the “Regime Change Operation” narrative and now it concluded that, the plot of the conspiracy was hatched by Imran Khan and his team in Prime Minister House.
Addressing the important press conference at PM house, the premier said to journalists that, “My audio was leaked on the same day I had conversation with you and on the other day Imran’s audio call was leaked.”
“If I was involved in the audio leaks of Imran Khan and his team, why would I leak my own?” asked PM Shehbaz.
The prime minister Shehbaz Sharif narrated that the then-deputy speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri, who was officiating the proceeding, allowed the then-information minister Fawad Chaudhry of that time to speak before the voting process.
“Fawad read a statement which mentioned that a conspiracy had been hatched against the PTI government and termed it a foreign conspiracy,” premier added.
“On this, Suri refused to allow the voting process to take place without even taking the Opposition into confidence,” PM Shehbaz went on to say, adding that the “hues and cries of the Opposition were ignored.”
The prime minister further stated that, at the same time, Imran Khan appeared on TV and dissolved the assemblies as it was all planned.
Taking a jibe at President Arif Alvi, the premier said, President who takes weeks to approve the summaries, but approved the summary of dissolution of assemblies within 20 minutes.
The Prime Minister said that the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker accepted the story of the verbal conspiracy of the Information Minister and immediately rejected the no-confidence motion, adding that, the summary of dissolution of assembly was immediately sent to the president.
“On the basis of this conspiracy narrative, Imran Khan and his followers wasted the time of the nation for the next 5 months,” said PM Shehbaz.
He further said that, “I stood in the National Assembly and said that God willing, if this conspiracy is proved against me or our allies, then the nation has the right to hang us.”
Referring to audio leaks of Imran Khan and his party leaders, Shahbaz Sharif said that the audio leaks proved that the conspiracy theory was hatched by Imran Khan itself and not the opposition leaders.
“You all can hear in the audio that conspiratorial group was saying to prepare minutes by themselves,” PM added.
PM Shehbaz expressed confidence to the nation saying that, “the whole nation knows better where the foundation of self-esteem or self-confidence is.”