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Another ‘audio leak’ of Bushra Bibi over Thoshakhana gifts surfaces

Former first lady can be heard grumbling at Bani Gala’s former administrator for making pictures of Toshakhana gifts

By Ayaz Akbar Yousufzai
December 16, 2022
In these file photos, former administrator of Bani Gala Inam Khan (left) and PTI Chairman Imran Khans wife, Bushra Bibi, can be seen. — GeoNews/Instagram/File
In these file photos, former administrator of Bani Gala Inam Khan (left) and PTI Chairman Imran Khan's wife, Bushra Bibi, can be seen. — GeoNews/Instagram/File

ISLAMABAD: Another purported audio clip of former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi has emerged.

Bushra Bibi, the former first lady, can be heard grumbling at Bani Gala’s former administrator Inam Khan for making pictures of Toshakhana gifts, calling him out for not taking permission from her.

Earlier this month, another audio clip of Bushra Bibi and former special assistant to prime minister Zulfi Bukhari's conversation had emerged about the sale of expensive wristwatches gifted to the former premier by world leaders.

Bushra could be allegedly heard chiding Inam and instructing him to not make photos of the "things" coming inside their house and to only snap pictures of the "things" that are being taken out.

"From now onwards, you will not enter [my] house and stay where you are with those pictures," the ex-first lady told the former administrator of Bani Gala.

Talking to Geo News, the former administrator confirmed that this was his audio. "Yes, I was the one who spoke to Bushra Bibi about the Toshakhana gifts."

Audio leaks of prominent figures — from the government and the opposition — have been surfacing in the last few months and have shaken the country. 

The audio leaks have ranged from the former prime minister and his aides' conversation about the alleged US-backed "threat letter" and the incumbent government ministers' conversation related to their strategy on countering PTI's moves.

Transcript of audio:

Bushra Bibi: Hello!

Inaam: Assalamoalaikum

Bushra Bibi: Waalaikum salam. About the items that came from the Toshakhana, did you ask Asfer to make its photographs?

Inaam: No, I didn’t ask

Bushra Bibi: Then why were the photographs made? Photos of things that come inside the house shouldn’t be made. Photos should only be made of the things going outside the house.

Inaam: It was just that…

Bushra Bibi: Why are photos being made of things which are coming to me?

Inaam: No, I… I didn’t ask to…

Bushra: He said Inaam has asked me and I’ve sent those to him.

Inaam: No no no… I didn’t…

Bushra: Please hold.

Inaam: Sure.

Bushra to Asfer: Did you send the photos to Inaam?

Inaam: He has sent it, but I never asked

Bushra to Asfer: Did Inaam tell you to make photographs?

Bushra: What? What?

Bushra to Asfer: Who asked for the photos to be made? Who? Why? Who… what evidence? Photos of things coming inside the house can’t be made because they were coming to me. Photos should be made of things going outside the house. Who makes photos of things coming inside the house? Proof of what? Why… why do you need to approve anything? Did you ask me? Did you ask me?

Asfer: Sorry jee.

Bushra to Asfer: What do you mean by sorry jee? Did you ask me? You people have made a mockery of this house. The MS is trusting us. He didn’t make any photos, who are you to make the photos?

Bushra Bibi to Inaam: And why has he sent you the photos?

Inaam: Bibi, I don’t know. I just received the photos that we’ve received these things and we’re sending them inside. I said okay, give it to Bibi, she’ll deal with it.

Bushra: What’s the point of this?

Inaam: Bibi, what are we going to do with the photos or…

Bushra: No, what would you do? what would you do? You won’t be coming inside the house from now on? Do you get it?

Inaam: Okay.

Bushra: Stay where you are sitting with the photos.

Inaam: Okay.