PTI seeks probe into audio leaks

ISLAMABAD: The PTI demanded that the authorities investigate the audio leaks purportedly coming out of Prime Minister’s House as the party claimed that the government was trying to purchase the [stolen] data from a hacker to secure it.

Security at PM House was called into question by the PTI – the biggest opposition party — after purported audio clips featuring government officials surfaced last week.

During a press conference, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry, quoting the alleged hacker, said that they have not yet leaked an “explosive” audio.

“To date, the PM Office has not released a statement on the audio leaks. There are reports that the government is in talks with the hacker to secure the data,” the PTI leader said.

He claimed that audio of 340 hours was leaked and no one batted an eye despite the PTI government equipping relevant authorities with the latest technology.

“Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s Office is not safe when it comes to cybersecurity and we condemn this. An investigation should be launched into the matter,” he demanded.

He further said that two government officials — Rana Sanaullah and Marriyum Aurangzeb — had given statements in response to the audio leak, but they were “absurd”.

Meanwhile,Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the audio leaks allegedly from PM House that feature government officials.

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