Criticism of PTI over talks with TTP 'unwarranted': Shah Mahmood Qureshi

PTI rejects leaked audiotape of Malik Riaz, Asif Zardari


ISLAMABAD: Vice Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday rejected leaked audiotape between property tycoon Malik Riaz and former president Asif Ali Zardari.

Former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the media that there is no doubt that former Prime Minister Imran Khan will ask someone to fix the problem for him. He added that these people were united only to belittle the PTI chairman.

PTI leaders also criticized the government for revising the NAB laws, claiming that the new amendments are those they once proposed to PTI in an attempt to get an NRO.

He told reporters that all cases involving money laundering and financial inadequacy had been covered up.

The senior PTI leader said his party had decided to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the amendments along with other election-related legislation passed by the government, saying “we also urge the top court to take notice of changes to the NAB law which has made the accountability watchdog dysfunctional”.

He was of the view that the entire exercise undertaken by the PML-N-led government was aimed at “benefitting” political personalities who were facing high profile cases.

It merits mention that an alleged audio tape of famous property tycoon Malik Riaz delivering Imran Khan’s message to former President and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has been leaked.

In the telephonic conversation, Malik Riaz could be heard giving the ex-president the message of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

The audio’s date and time have not been confirmed yet, but Malik Riaz could be heard saying that Khan has requested him to mediate between the two political leaders.

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