Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI, stated on Monday that his party plans to file a court complaint on audio leaks and will ask for the creation of a joint investigation team (JIT) to look into which intelligence agency is responsible for “bugging” the PM House and Office.
On Friday, two audio leaks that allegedly involved the PTI leader went viral. In one of them, Imran Khan was allegedly overheard talking about horse trade with a helper.The former premier’s words in the allegedly recorded audio gave rise to the suspicion that it had been made prior to the no-confidence vote against him.
The former prime minister claimed on Twitter that audio leaks are a significant national security breach since they raise concerns about the security of PM House and the Prime Minister’s Office as a whole. He also claimed that the secure line at his home was bugged while he was the leader.
Then, he claimed, a JIT will be formed to look into which intelligence service was behind the bugging and who was leaking the audios, many of which were manipulated or doctored. “According to the PTI leader, the situation is urgent because “important security issues are and have been illegally recorded and afterwards hacked,” suggesting that the country’s national security has been “exposed” to the world.
The committee convened for the first time last week under the leadership of Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah. Federal ministers, the cabinet secretary, and personnel from the Intelligence Bureau and Inter-Services Intelligence attended the meeting.
It is significant to note that neither the PML-N nor the PTI challenged the information included in the audios, but Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif vehemently denied that his administration was involved in the situation.