Audio of Pak ministers’ talks held inside PM house leaked online – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: In a matter that has raised security concerns in Pakistan, purported audio clips of talks between leaders of Pakistan’s ruling party has been leaked online. One of the clips involves conversation held in the PM House among senior leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
In the clip, interior minister Rana Sanullah, defence minister Khawaja Asif, law minister Azam Tarar, and minister for economic affairs Ayaz Sadiq can be heard talking about the fate of finance minister Miftah Ismail and the resignations of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf lawmakers from the National Assembly.
Another audio clip is purportedly about a conversation between PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz and PM Shehbaz Sharif about finance minister Ismail. Maryam, daughter of former PM Nawaz Sharif, can be heard criticising Ismail. “He (Ismail) doesn’t take responsibility… says strange things on TV which people make fun of him for,” she is heard saying. “He clearly cuts corners,” the voice, said to be PM Sharif, is heard as saying.
The two clips followed another a day earlier involving Shehbaz and an unidentified official who is talking about Maryam’s wish that her son-in-law be allowed to import machinery from India.
The government has not said anything about the leaks, but the opposition PTI shared the clips on social media and lambasted the government. Fawad Chaudhry, former information minister of PTI, shared the clip said to be a conversation between Shehbaz and the official. He said the data was offered up for sale on the dark web, showing the state of Pakistan’s cybersecurity.

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