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In letter to SC judges, Imran Khan demands immediate hearing of audio leaks plea

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  • Imran Khan seeks to protect rights to privacy under Article 14. 
  • Says these “tampered leaks” were to target, silence criticism.
  • Former premier says matters have only gotten worse.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has requested the Supreme Court to conduct an immediate hearing on a petition he filed regarding the audio leaks

The former prime minister wrote to the judges of the apex court and Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, seeking to protect the fundamental right to privacy of the people under Article 14. 

In his letter, the PTI chief stated that he had filed a petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution before the Supreme Court in October last year on the “unauthorised and unverified” audio leaks. 

The petition also states that the audio and video clips have “not been verified and appear to be either deep fakes or fabricated, edited, trimmed and joined, pieced together, and cannibalised to present an inaccurate and incorrect portrayal of the alleged conversations that they purport to carry.”

Speaking about the leaked audio clips from the Prime Minister’s House, Khan said that the PMO is a “highly sensitive state installation where matters of great national sensitivity and importance are discussed.”

He said that these “tampered leaks” were to target and silence criticism. “Among others, Senator Azam Swati suffered from the worst kind of invasion of privacy possible. Various ex-public officials, myself included, and even private members of the public have suffered from leaks (or release) of unverified, edited, tampered, pieced together and even fabricated conversations,” stated the letter. 

The former premier said that the matters have only gotten worse as alleged conversations purportedly involving former chief minister Parvez Elahi and a Supreme Court judge were leaked on social media. 

The PTI chief’s letter comes after several alleged audios involving party leaders and several others were leaked.

Recently, a purported audio leak between PTI leader Yasmin Rashid and Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar surfaced. 

It came a day after the cop’s reinstatement by the Supreme Court to the Lahore CCPO’s post with the suspension of his transfer orders issued by the Punjab caretaker setup.

Meanwhile, in another instance, an alleged audio of former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi — a close ally of Khan — also surfaced in which he could be heard allegedly talking about managing courts.

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Senate Session: Senate Proceeds With Debate On Important National Issues

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Today, the Senate reconvened in the Parliament House in Islamabad, with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presiding.

The House has persisted in debating matters of national significance.

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What kind of gun was used to kill Ameer Balaj Tipu?

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Accused Muzaffar Hussain held a license to possess a shotgun.

Before the CIA Police raided a home at Canal Road housing society earlier, Khawaja Aqeel, also known as Gogi Butt, and his gunmen—the accused identified in the murder case of Ameer Balaj Tipu—escaped.

According to sources CIA In response to a complaint about Balaj Tipu’s murder, police conducted raids at several locations. The Chohang region murder case of Balaj Tipu. The police executed a raid on Khawaja Aqeel, also known as Gogi Butt.

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Farrukh Habib of the IPP was released from the Judicial Complex vandalism case.

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Farrukh Habib, who defected from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and joined the Istehkam-e- Pakistan Party (IPP), was the subject of a complicated vandalism case heard by ATC judge Abul Hasanat Muhammad Zulqarnain, according to sources.

The investigating officer informed the court at the beginning of the hearing that they did not wish to place Farrukh Habib under arrest. In addition, he had abandoned his request for pre-arrest bail.

The investigative officer’s comments led the court to dismiss Farrukh Habib from the case.

It is important to note that during the former premier’s appearance, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and other party officials were accused by the Islamabad police of assaulting, destroying, and vandalizing the court complex.

The FIR claimed that the crowd was being directed by members of a “political party” and that their provocations had caused destruction.

According to the report, there was a plan to assault the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the Federal Judicial Complex.

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