PM house ‘Debugged’ to prevent any further audio leaks
A high-level panel constituted to probe the audio leaks of an informal conversation of Prime Minster house. The high-level committee has debugged and combed the entire premises of Prime Minister House, confirmed by a Federal minister in a press conference.
The committee has thoroughly checked the entire premises of the PM house. All the employees and officers went through a proper check, and their cell phones and laptops were monitored.
Several audio conversations were leaked from the Prime Minister’s House in a short span of time in last month. The moment news came out it was all over social media. So far Prime Minister Shebbaz Sharif, PML-N Leader Maryam Nawaz and PTI chairman Imran Khan have been mainly targeted.
The committee has also set some new standard operating procedures (SOPs) to avoid any chances of such leaks in the future. According to new SOPs, no staff or any officer is allowed to take their phone inside PM house premises. “The phones are collected at the entrance and returned after office hours,” sources said.
The Prime minister termed the audio leaks as a ‘security lapse’ in a press conference on Tuesday. “This is a very important matter and this serious security lapse and breach are a big question mark…who will be willing to come to meet the prime minister…anyone will think a 100 times before discussing any sensitive matter at the PM House,” he said.
On Thursday the federal Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar said in a press conference that state institutions had conducted an exercise to secure PM house security. He further emphasized the legislation on cyber security as it is a need of this hour.
“Many sensitive matters are discussed in important places where the environment should be such that everyone is 100 per cent satisfied with making national decisions in a secure environment,” he said.
To further ensure the security of PM house a new cyber security department is being formed. This department will strictly look into the waiters and lower staff and will restrict their access to prime minister.